Previously at the ICA - Films
28 May 2011 – 19 Jun 2011
'Le Quattro Volte is, quite simply, a masterpiece.' Independent
★★★★★ 'What a pleasure to welcome a true original... It's captivating, touching, wryly humorous, mysterious, intriguing and uplifting' Time Out
'This delightful film has won hearts and minds everywhere it has been shown'
One of the Nine Best Films of 2011 - Guardian
The cycle of existence is cleverly turned into a narrative film with a documentary feel by director Michelangelo Frammartino, who shifts his focus from human to animal to vegetable to mineral without leaving a picturesque hillside Calabrian village. Even if the wordless action is largely abstract the rhythm of natural carries the viewer along, moving from an elderly shepherd to his unruly flock, from a Good Friday pole-climbing ritual to the ultimate transformation of all the energy flowing through the village. A beguiling blend of everyday occurrences and ineffable mystery that audiences of all ages and interests will find richly rewarding.
Dir Michelangelo Frammartino, 2010, digital, 88 mins
Released by New Wave