Wednesday, March 7, 2012
|7:00 p.m.||Le Quattro Volte|
Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy, 2010)
(The Four Times). Described by J. Hoberman as “grave, beautiful, austerely comic, and casually metempsychotic,” Le Quattro Volte is set in southern Italy in the ancient mountainous region of Calabria. Virtually wordless, it chronicles cycles of life in a small village, from the death of an elderly sheepherder to the birth of a baby goat, from the falling of an aged tree to the making of charcoal. In the times between, we observe daily life—mundane details are seamlessly intermixed with imaginative moments, both made magical in Frammartino’s minimalism.
• Written by Frammartino. Photographed by Andrea Locatell. (88 mins, In Italian with English subtitles, Color, 35mm, From Kino Lorber, Inc.)