Le quattro volte 2010



n the backcountry of southern Italy’s mountainous region of Calabria, an old shepherd leads his flock to pasture along paths in the hills which have fallen into disuse. 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. One day, he doesn’t show up for their trade. The next day, he dies in his bed as his goats keep vigil over his passing. A kid takes its first steps, but he is slower than the rest of the flock and falls behind. He falls into a ditch in the middle of the forest. Unable to climb out, he bleats for help, but neither the new shepherd, nor his dog, hear him. When he finally emerges from the ditch, he finds that he is alone. He wanders aimlessly until, as night begins to fall, he stumbles onto a majestic fir tree in which he seeks shelter.

Articles on Le quattro volte
Jonathan Romney, Nature calls, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 6 (June), 2011 pp. 44-48
Reviews
Nicole Armour, Le quattro volte, in: Filmcomment, nr. 2 (March/April), 2011 pp. 68
Nick Bradshaw, Le quattro volte, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 6 (June), 2011 pp. 73
DP, Le quattro volte, in: Empire, nr. 264 (June), 2011 pp. 57
Gerhard Midding, Vier Leben, in: epd Film, nr. 6, 2011 pp. 49
Irene Genhart, Vier Leben, in: Filmdienst, nr. 13 (23. Juni), 2011 pp. 26
Frank Arnold, Ein Tag in Kalabrien, in: epd Film, nr. 4, 2012 pp. 65 (DVD review)
Author:Nicole Armour
Title:Le quattro volte
in:
Magazine:Filmcomment
Nr.:2
Year:2011
Pp:68
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Le quattro volte (2010)
Author:Jonathan Romney
Title:Nature calls
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:6
Year:2011
Pp:44-48
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Le quattro volte (2010)
Interview with: Michelangelo Frammartino
Author:Nick Bradshaw
Title:Le quattro volte
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:6
Year:2011
Pp:73
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Le quattro volte (2010)
Author:DP
Title:Le quattro volte
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:264
Year:2011
Pp:57
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Le quattro volte (2010)
Author:Gerhard Midding
Title:Vier Leben
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:6
Year:2011
Pp:49
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Le quattro volte (2010)
Author:Irene Genhart
Title:Vier Leben
in:
Magazine:Filmdienst
Nr.:13
Year:2011
Pp:26
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Le quattro volte (2010)
Author:Frank Arnold
Title:Ein Tag in Kalabrien
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:4
Year:2012
Pp:65
Illustrations:  yes
DVD review of:   Le quattro volte (2010)



Le quattro volte
Italy / Germany / Switzerland 2010

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Year:2010
Running time:88 minutes
Country:Italy
Germany
Switzerland
Language:Italian

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