Italian Film Festival: Special Venice Edition

Italian Film Festival: Special Venice Edition

The GRA, or Grande Raccordo Anulare, is a ring road 68.2km in length encircling Rome.

In the words of Nicolo Bassetti, one of the creators of the experimental documentary Sacro GRA (literally "Sacred GRA"), it is a zone that millions of users spend some part of their day in, but take no notice of.

Sacro GRA won the Golden Lion at last year's Venice International Film Festival, the first documentary in the festival's 70-year history to win its highest award.

The documentary is part of this year's Italian Film Festival in Singapore, now in its 11th year. It will focus on films of the Venice International Film Festival, featuring more than 10 works screened at last year's Venice festival.

Bassetti will give an introduction at the screening of Sacro GRA on Thursday at The Cathay Cineplex. The festival also features a restored copy of Federico Fellini's 1960 classic La Dolce Vita, which won the Palme d'Or in Cannes and an Oscar for Best Costume.

Where: The Cathay Cineplex and the National Museum of Singapore

MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah

When: Wed - April 7

Admission: $12 (go to for films screen at The Cathay Cineplex & for films screened at the National Museum)

Info: Go to for full programme

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