Le Quattro Volte

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Kino Lorber Films

Le Quattro Volte

Michelangelo Frammartino, 2010

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, June 17, 2011 7 PM
Sat, June 18, 2011 7 PM

"Reinvents the very act of perception. Its view of nature is among the most profound, expansive, and unsettling I have ever encountered on film."—A. O. Scott, New York Times

Filmed in a peaceful village in an Italian mountainous region, Le Quattro Volte (The Four Times) is one of the year's most wondrous and beautiful films. The title refers to an ancient belief that a soul passes through four stages—human, animal, vegetable, and mineral. Conjuring both the eternal and the mundane, the film captures a mysterious journey that includes engrossing documentary-minded footage of a shepherd's daily routines and miraculously choreographed scenes of perhaps the best canine performance in cinema historyand culminates in more abstract expressions of austere transcendence. (88 mins., 35mm)