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Film still from LE QUATTRO VOLTE: Some goats with horns. There are hills in the background.

Wed 19.06.

  • Director

    Shambhavi Kaul

  • India, USA / 2023
    9 min. / Digital file / Without dialogue

Slow Shift

SLOW SHIFT shows a World Heritage Site in Hampi, India now given over to langurs and falling rocks: before the backdrop of human ruins, animals and stones each seem to stake their claim on the area. (jl)

  • Director

    Michelangelo Frammatino

  • Italy, Germany, Switzerland / 2010
    88 min. / 35 mm / Original version with German subtitles

  • Original language


Le quattro volte

Michelangelo Frammatino’s celebrated, mesmerizing, characteristically uncategorizable film unfolds in four seamlessly connected parts as referenced by the four “turns” of the title. The first part focuses on the human realm, telling the story of an aging goatherd, before the next three each bring different non-human entities to the fore: a goat (animal), a fir tree (vegetable) and the charcoal produced from its wood (mineral). A meticulously constructed fiction whose lengthy shots and almost total wordlessness evoke the feeling of an observational documentary, LE QUATTRO VOLTE marked the start of a renewed interest in foregrounding the non-human on the big screen. (jl)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media