Le quattro volte

Le quattro volte
Michelangelo Frammartino
Germany, Italy, Switzerland
Michelangelo Frammartino
Giuseppe Fuda / Nazareno Timpano / Bruno Timpano
Vivo Film, Essential Filmproduktion, Invisibile Film, Ventura Films


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. A new goat kid 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. Le quattro volte is a poetic vision of the revolving cycles of life and nature and the unbroken traditions of a timeless place. The story of one soul that moves through four successive lives.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2010
Zabaltegi Pearls
Festival de Cannes 2010
Official Competition
BFI London Film Festival 2010
Out of Competition
Berlin International Film Festival 2010
Culinary Section
Festival del Film Locarno 2013

Cannes Awards 2010
Europa Cinemas Label for Best European Film


Italy (28 of February 2012)
Belgium (19 of February 2012)
Netherlands (16 of February 2012)
Spain (8 of July 2011)
United kingdom (27 of May 2011)