Sacro GRA · Pantalla Pavelló 2018 - Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Sacro GRA · Pantalla Pavelló 2018

One more year, Pantalla Pavelló arrives with the summer and we invite you to a tour of the cities and their representation in the cinema with projecions directly on the travertine of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.
Under the title of Rome. Stupenda and Misera Città this year’s cycle focuses on this heterogeneous and multicultural city in which diversity stands out both in its buildings and in the cultures and identities that make it up.

Sacro GRA (IT, 2013, 93’). A film by Gianfranco Rosi, presented by Martín Garber architect and director of Ojo Cónico.

Fellini defined the Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA), the 70km-highway that surrounds Rome, as “a ring of Saturn” in his film Roma. In that long strip of asphalt, which hides many possible stories and futures, we discover characters and places like the palace of a prince in the Via Boccea, the cabin of an eel farmer in the Tevere or the gardens that a botanist visits in search of parasites. A concrete highway and eccentric and picturesque characters, who seem to belong to an irretrievable past of the city, while inhabiting an urban edge, giving it a strangely urban-pastoral effect.

“Il GRA, questo fiume di traffico in eterno movimento e chi lo abita, è una realtà che reclama di essere vista, di essere pensata. Le sue contraddizioni lasciano a bocca aperta: un frate francescano sulla corsia d’emergenza che fotografa il cielo; greggi di pecore al pascolo a pochi metri da auto che sfrecciano a 120 Km all’ora… Mondi in movimento che si intersecano, ignari gli uni degli altri.”
Gianfranco Rosi, Sacro GRA





30-07-2018 | 21:30h

Organised with

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

With the collaboration of:


Mies van der Rohe Pavilion


Curated by: Daniele Porretta
Architect, PhD on Theory and History of Architecture by ETSAB, professor at ELISAVA, Barcelona.

Presentation Sacro GRA: Martín Garber

Free entrance with reservation here.

With the presence of:

+ Pantalla Pavelló 2018

Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (IT, 2016, 112’), Gabriele Mainetti