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Le Quattro Volte
 
 
Directed by Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy 2010
109 mins. Italian dialogue with English sub-titles
 
Summary:
 

A film with virtually no dialogue which comprises the "four phases of Pythagoras".  These phases occur in Calabria where Pythagoras had his sect at Crotone.  Pythagoras claimed he had lived four lives and this, with his notion of metempsychosis, is the structure of the film showing one phase and then turning into another.  A famous anecdote is that Pythagoras heard the cry of his dead friend in the bark of a dog.  Despite this baffling and unintelligible premise, a quiet, meditative and spiritual film about the transmigration of the soul.

 
What the Critics say:
 
"The freshest and the deepest film I've encountered in a while."  (Jonathan Romney - The Independent on Sunday)

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