Włochy, Niemcy, Szwajcaria 2010 / 88 min.
reżyseria i scenariusz: Michelangelo Frammartino
zdjęcia: Andrea Locatelli
montaż: Benni Atria, Maurizio Grillo
występują: Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazareno Timpano
producent: Giovanni Davide Maderna, Gabriella Manfrè, Gregorio Paonessa
produkcja: Invisibile Film, Vivo Film, Essential Filmproduktion, Ventura Film
awards: Cannes IFF 2010 – Label Europa Cinemas and Palm Dog Special Jury Award; Annecy Italian Cinema Festival 2010 – C.I.C.A.E. Award, Grand Prix, 10th New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław - Audience Award, Filmfest Munich 2010 - CineVision Award, Reykjavík International Film Festival 2010 - Golden Puffin Award and FIPRESCI Award, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival 2010 - DOX Award
polish distributor: Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty
release date: 18.02.2011
Buddhist at heart, Michelangelo Frammartino’s mystical look at nature’s recurrent, perpetual cycles is discretely captured by the camera lens somewhere in the wilderness, far away from civilisation. The film does not have a central character; the director’s focus shifts along with the events he depicts. At first, he gives his undivided attention to the repetitive, everyday life of an elderly shepherd, but turns the same concentration onto a newborn goat, then a tree blown by gusts of wind.
Frammartino’s observation of natural processes strives to show the overarching order of life. Death is the precursor of birth, one season becomes another. Life flows lazily, and not necessarily with forward motion – it turns in cycles. Le Quattro Volte seeks this simple truth somewhere far away from the horizon, beyond the reaches of our perception. It finds it.
Born in Milan in 1968. He studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic School. In 1992, he started to make short films and video installations (eg. Tracce, Presenze S-Connesse, La casa delle belle addormentante). Five years later he graduated from Milan Civic Film School with the film L’occhio e lo Spirito. In 1998 the interactive installation FILM, a tribute to the cinematic work of Samuel Beckett, was shown at the Triennale in Milan. In 2002 he won the competition for short films made with a cell phone at the Bellaria Festival with Io non posso entrare. His first feature film, The Gift, received awards in several prominent international film festivals, including Warsaw International Film Festival Special Mention in 2004.
2003 Prezent / Il dono / The Gift
2010 Le quattro volte / Le Quattro Volte