Le Quattro Volte

Still from Le Quattro Volte

Friday, 20 October 2017: Le Quattro Volte

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

Further reading

  1. Time Out
  2. The Independent
  3. Empire
  4. The Guardian
  5. Roger Ebert
  6. Sight & Sound
  7. The New York Times
  8. Film Comment
  9. The Observer