Sacro GRA
Filmfest 2014

After the India of Varanasi's boatmen, the American desert of the dropouts, and the Mexico of the killers of drug trade, Gianfranco Rosi has decided to tell the tale of a part of his own country, roaming and filming for over two years in a minivan on Rome's giant ring road – the Grande Raccordo Anulare, or GRA – to discover the invisible worlds and possible futures harbored in this area of constant turmoil. Elusive characters and fleeting apparitions emerge from the background of the winding zone... Far from the iconic sites of Rome, the GRA is a repository of stories of those at the edges of the ever-expanding universe of the capital city.
70th Venice International Film Festival

"There is no difference between fiction and documentary, it is always about drama and therefore every story has a way of being narrated. If anything, it is important to ask ourselves what is real and what is fake."
Gianfranco Rosi

tags: Documentary, Essay, Society, Politics, Portrait, Road Movie


Screenplay: Gianfranco Rosi, Nicolò Bassetti

Director of Photography: Gianfranco Rosi

Film Editor: Jacopo Quadri

Sound: Gianfranco Rosi

Producer: Marco Visalberghi

Production Company: Doc Lab

Co-Producer: Carole Solive

World Sales: Doc & Film International

Distributor: Kairos Filmverleih

Director: Gianfranco Rosi