Fire At Sea (2016)

GIANFRANCO ROSI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    Original title:  Fuocoammare Italy/France, 2016.  Stemal Entertainment, 21 Unofilm, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Rai Cinema, Les Films d’Ici, Arte France Cinema, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali.  Screenplay by Gianfranco Rosi, from an idea by Carla Cattani.  Cinematography by Gianfranco Rosi.  Produced by Roberto Cicutto, Paolo Del Brocco, Camille Laemle, Serge…

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Le Quattro Volte

BBB.5 (out of 5) Alternate title:  The Four Times The Pythagorean theory of the soul’s four-fold transmigration is rendered on film as a wordless meditation on life and nature. We first observe an elderly Calabrian sheepherder who believes that good health comes from putting the dust from a cathedral floor into his water. Following its existence…

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