Previously at the ICA - Films
22 May 2011
The cycle of existence is cleverly turned into a narrative film with a documentary feel by director Michelangelo Frammartino, who shifts his focus from human to animal to vegetable to mineral without leaving a picturesque hillside Calabrian village. Even if the wordless action is largely abstract the rhythm of natural carries the viewer along, moving from an elderly shepherd to his unruly flock, from a Good Friday pole-climbing ritual to the ultimate transformation of all the energy flowing through the village. A beguiling blend of everyday occurrences and ineffable mystery that audiences of all ages and interests will find richly rewarding. Released by New Wave.
Dir Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy/Germany/Switzerland 2010, 88 mins, subtitles, PG, 35mm