LE QUATTRO VOLTE

in
Italy

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Sat, Mar 19th at 5:15pm
Mon, Mar 21st at 7:45pm
Average: 4 (9 votes)
  1. LE QUATTRO VOLTE
  1. (aka THE FOUR TIMES)
  2. 2010, Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy, 88 min.

“Highly pleasurable…often gorgeous.”
—Aaron Cutler, Slant Magazine

“Ambitiously understated…sustained by a delightful, original strain of humor that prevents it from becoming excessively ponderous or precious.”
—Neil Young, Jigsaw Lounge

One of the most acclaimed discoveries of the recent festival circuit is this unique film that seems to either baffle or enchant viewers. One might (hesitantly) describe it as a cosmic comedy, free of dialogue and strong on long shots, concerning transmigration and the eternal cycle of life and death through four stages in an Italian mountain village. The first episode employs Tatiesque slapstick and an Easter procession to accompany the demise of an aged goatherd. The next episodes follow the cycle through the stages of animal (a baby goat that loses its way), vegetable (a towering tree chopped down for use in a festival), and inanimate (the wood smoked into charcoal…or perhaps the smoke itself). No audible dialogue. Special advance screening courtesy of Kino International. 35mm. (MR)