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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Le quattro volte

Fortnight 2010, Feature film, 1h28

Synopsis

An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. He is sick, and believes to find his medicine in the dust he collects on the church floor, which he drinks in his water every day.
A new goat kid is born. We follow its first few tentative steps, its first games, until it gains strength and goes to pasture. Nearby, a majestic fir tree stirs in the mountain breeze and slowly changes through the seasons.
Le quattro volte is a poetic vision of the revolving cycles of life and nature and the unbroken traditions of a timeless place. The story of one soul that moves through four successive lives.

Director

Michelangelo Frammartino

Michelangelo Frammartino was born in 1968 and studied architecture at the Polytechnic School of Milan. In 1992, he directed his first short film. He realized video installations (Tracce, Presenze S-Connesse, La casa delle belle addormentante, Film) between 1995 and 1998. His first feature film, Il dono, received awards in several prominent international film festivals.

Bruno Timpano
Giuseppe Fuda
Nazareno Timpano

Screenplay
Michelangelo Frammartino

Image
Andrea Locatelli

Sound
Paolo Benvenuti, Simone Paolo Olivero

Editing
Benni Atria, Maurizio Grillo

Set decoration
Matthew Broussard

production :

Vivo Film
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Italie
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co-production:

Essential Filmproduktion GmbH (Allemagne)
Invisibile Film (Italie)
Ventura Film (Suisse)

ventes à l’étranger / foreign sales :

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