Le quattro volte (2010)



Directer:Michelangelo Frammartino   Producer:Philippe Bober, Marta Donzelli, Elda Guidinetti, Gabriella Manfré, Susanne Marian, Gregorio Paonessa, Andres Pfäffli

Writter:Michelangelo Frammartino   Music:Paolo Benvenuti  

Cinematography:Andrea Locatelli   Editor:Benni Atria, Maurizio Grillo  

Running time: 88 min  Country:Italy |Germany |Switzerland  Language:neutral   Genre:Drama   Subtitle:translate not to need  

Starring:Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazareno Timpano





ҧ:5 wins & 3 nominations

Annecy Italian Cinema Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Won C.I.C.A.E. Award Michelangelo Frammartino
Grand Prix Michelangelo Frammartino
Bratislava International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Won Grand Prix Michelangelo Frammartino
Cannes Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Won Label Europa Cinemas Michelangelo Frammartino
Palm Dog Award A special Jury Prize was given to Vuk in Michelangelo Frammartino
David di Donatello Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Nominated David Best Director (Migliore Regista)
Michelangelo Frammartino
Best Producer (Migliore Produttore)
Gabriella Manfré
Elda Guidinetti
Philippe Bober
Andres Pfäffli
Susanne Marian
Marta Donzelli
Gregorio Paonessa
(Invisibile Film, Ventura Film, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH and Vivo Film).
Best Sound (Migliore Fonico di Presa Diretta)
Simone Paolo Olivero
Paolo Benvenuti
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Won Special Silver Ribbon Michelangelo Frammartino
For its poetic realism.


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. Written by Anonymous

A beautiful combination of an old man''s struggle to continue his goathearding life; the birth of a baby goats; a tree which becomes charcoal; and the lives of the simple people in the hills of Calabria. We see the stages of life through beautiful imagery at times dramatic and at times comical. Written by Jessika Napkin

Le Quattro Volte is a beautiful document
22 January 2011 | by Pieter Willems (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Le Quattro Volte is a beautiful document. It opens a window on a time, place and people that are very different from modern city life. And yet the cycle man-animal-vegetable-mineral is still ours. While the movie depicts life as it is today in the Italian village (someone is taking a photo with a mobile phone) it could have taken place fifty years ago. The film depicts events at a slow pace, giving you time to absorb the events and landscape. Yet the film is engaging from start to finish. Scenes such as the one where the young goats are playing in the shed or when the dog challenges the boy are captivating, even sitting at the first row in a small art-house cinema.




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