“Its view of nature is among the most profound, expansive and unsettling I have ever encountered on film…Mr. Frammartino’s eye for both comedy and mystery produces compositions that are so strange and memorable that they seem to reinvent the very act of perception.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Official Selection: Cannes (Europa Cinema Label/Best European Film), Telluride, Toronto, New York
Inspired by Pythagoras’s belief in four-fold transmigration — by which the soul is passed from human to animal to vegetable to mineral — Michelangelo Frammartino’s wondrous docu-essay traces the cycle of life through the daily rituals of life in the southern Italian region of Calabria.
Italy, 2010, 88 minutes
Italian with English Subtitles