Friday, 20 October 2017, 20:00
Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)
Programme category: Forest Row Film Society
Director: Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy/Germany/Switzerland 2010, 86 mins, U
“An essay, a cinematic poem, a spiritual exploration of time and space” The Guardian
According to Pythagoras there are four phases of life and souls. Frammartino´s film beautifully shifts from an elderly goatherd (human) to the birth of a goat (animal) to a fir tree (vegetable) which eventually turns into charcoal (mineral). Through this unusual tender and still essay we discover the poetic journey of life through time and space in a remote village in Calabria – funny, dramatic and meditative.
"Le Quattro Volte isn't about story, or character, or even action. Rather, this is a contemplative film about things changing into other things – like trees into logs into smoke – and about the cycle of natural changes, the internal clock by which the universe keeps time." The Independent