VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

QUATTRO VOLTE

V' 10

LE QUATTRO VOLTE

Michelangelo Frammartino
I/D/CH, 2010
Documentaries, 88min, kein Dialog

LE QUATTRO VOLTE

Michelangelo Frammartino
I/D/CH, 2010
Documentaries, 88min, kein Dialog

Cast: 
Giuseppe Fuda
Hirte
Bruno Timpano
Köhler
Nazareno Timpano
Köhler
Screenplay: 
Michelangelo Frammartino
Sound: 
Paolo Benvenuti
Simone Paolo Olivero
Daniel Irribaren
Benni Atria
Camera: 
Andrea Locatelli
Editor: 
Benni Atria
Maurizio Grillo
Decoration: 
Matthew Broussard
Costume: 
Gabriella Maiolo

Production: 
Vivo Film Essential Filmproduktion, Invisibile Film, Ventura Film
World Sales: 
The Coproduction Office
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Filmverleih
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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. Every morning, the church housekeeper trades a handful of the church’s dust for some of the shepherd’s fresh milk. Every evening, the elderly shepherd dissolves the “magic” powder in water and drinks this mixture to remedy his aches and pains. A baby goat 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.
In Calabria, nature is not hierarchical; all beings have a soul. You can see it when you look into an animal’s eyes. You can hear it in the sound made by charcoal, which sings as if it had its own voice. You can see it in the tall fir tree swaying in the wind, summoning us all to its side. (Michelangelo Frammartino)