Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival 2013.
After the India of Varanasi’s boatmen, the American desert of the dropouts, and the Mexico of the drug cartels, in 'Sacro GRA' Gianfranco Rosi returns to his home 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 harboured 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.
✮✮✮✮ "A very beguiling, utterly uncliched love letter to Rome itself" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian