Le Quattro Volte

Directed by Michelangelo Frammartino

Year: 2010
Running Time: 88
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English Subtitles [audio]
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Le Quattro Volte

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Shepherd Giuseppe Fuda

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Writer Michelangelo Frammartino
Directed by Michelangelo Frammartino


LE QUATTRO VOLTE (The Four Times) is an ineffably beautiful meditation on the mysterious cycles of life. Set in Italy's mountainous region of Calabria, it traces the path of one goat herder's soul, as it passes from human to animal to vegetable to mineral. Director Michelangelo Frammartino was inspired by Pythagoras' belief in "four-fold transmigration" of souls, but his film is far more physical than philosophical. In gorgeous long takes, he captures the daily routines of the herder, a baby goat, an imperious tree and a humble charcoal kiln. Plus there is a scene-stealing cameo from a stubborn sheepdog, who hilariously interrupts an Easter Procession.

Working as both a spiritual investigation and a documentary of Calabrian life, LE QUATTRO VOLTE's placid surface hides a complex understanding of humanity. Everything is connected in Frammartino's sublimely mystical universe, in which he finds both humor and pathos in the hypnotic rhythms of everyday life.

"Its view of nature is among the most profound, expansive and unsettling I have ever encountered on film...Mr. Frammartino's eye for both comedy and mystery produces compositions that are so strange and memorable that they seem to reinvent the very act of perception." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"Grave, beautiful, austerely comic...Pretty darn sublime." - J. Hoberman, Village Voice

  • Official Selection: Cannes (Europa Cinema Label/Best European Film), Telluride, Toronto, New York

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