Featured image for “Le Quattro Volte”
Shown: January 6, 2012 at 6pm

Director : Michelangelo Frammartino

Country : Italy

Release Date : 2010

Duration : 109 mins

Language : Italian

Subtitles : Yes

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.

“The freshest and the deepest film I’ve encountered in a while.”  (Jonathan Romney – Independent on Sunday)