deepbluefunk’s review published on Letterboxd:
Fire at Sea defied my expectations but was still a gutpunch in the end.
Interesting extension of what I had assumed was a more direct film about the migrant crisis. The film wanders into poetics, and mundaneness as counterpoint - with varying results. Also find it hard to shake the feeling that some of the scenes were staged.
But on the other hand, it is the counterpoint that bridges the film's brutality into something that my heart can handle without being overwhelmed.
The migrant scenes at the core are devastating. I'm still digesting Samuele and the radio DJ.