Le Quattro Volte (2010)

Le quattro volte / The Four Times
Feature Film | Spiritual Drama | Italy/Ger/Swi | Italian | 1h28m
Dir: Michelangelo Frammartino | Scr: Michelangelo Frammartino | Ph: Andrea Locatelli | Prod: Philippe Bober, Marta Donzelli, Elda Guidinetti, Gabriella Manfré, Susanne Marian, Gregorio Paonessa, & Andres Pfäffli | Ed: Benni Atria & Maurizio Grillo | PD: Matthew Broussard | Snd: Daniel Iribarren | Cast: Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazareno Timpano

Tatiesque humour, jaw-dropping choreography, transporting sound design, and alluringly unhurried pacing combine to quite sublime effect, in Frammartino’s near-enough dialogue-free spiritual drama, which depicts the final days of a lonely, ailing goatherd, the first days of a new born goat (which becomes separated from its herd), and the ritual demise of a large tree under which they both took comfort and shelter.