Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, April 15, 2011 – Sunday, April 24, 2011

Italy/2010—directed by Michelangelo Frammartino)

Frammartino’s wondrous and continually surprising four-part meditation on man and nature traces the glorious cycle of life by way of the rituals of rural folk in the Italian region of Calabria. A visual and philosophical experience unlike any other, Le Quattro Volte (The Four Times) is both highly focused yet startlingly cosmic; inspired by Pythagoras’s belief in “four-fold transmigration” – by which the soul is passed from human to animal to vegetable to mineral – this hypnotic work became an immediate surprise hit at the Toronto, New York, and Telluride Film Festivals, and was awarded the Best European Film Prize at Cannes in 2010. A dialogue-free film - no subtitles. (88 min.)

“Reinvents the very act of perception… profound, expansive and unsettling.” –A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Friday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, April 22 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m.