IDFA has announced its 2020 Guest of Honor as Italian director Gianfranco Rosi. Among Rosi’s many accolades, he is the only filmmaker to win top awards at two A-list festivals with documentary films, the Venice Golden Lion with Sacro GRA (2013) and the Berlinale Golden Bear with Fire at Sea (2016).
Rosi’s entire body of work will be in the spotlight at IDFA, including his new film Notturno, which premieres in competition at the Venice Film Festival starting this week. It is the result of the three-year journey that took him to the borders of Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, and Lebanon.
The IDFA retrospective consists of:
Below Sea Level (2008)
El Sicario, Room 164 (2010)
Sacro GRA (2013)
Fire at Sea (2016)
In addition, IDFA will present a Top 10 of Rosi’s favorite films.