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Le quattro volte

Fortnight 2010, Feature film, 1h28


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.


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

Michelangelo Frammartino

Andrea Locatelli

Paolo Benvenuti, Simone Paolo Olivero

Benni Atria, Maurizio Grillo

Set decoration
Matthew Broussard

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