The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte)
The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte) (2011)

An idyllic village in Italy's mountainous region of Calabria is the setting for LE QUATTRO VOLTE, an exquisitely filmed take on the cycles of life. Structured in four parts, per its title ("four times"), it opens with a… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 30, 2011
DVD Release Date: September 13, 2011
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Birth, death, and transformation are examined in Le Quattro Volte, a profound and often funny mediation on the cycles of life on earth.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The God's-eye view becomes mesmerizing when we stop insisting that the film flatter us and just enjoy a quiet ride on the cycle.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Give Le Quattro Volte the patience it deserves, and you will be captivated by its stately rhythms, transfixed by its strange imagery, and moved by its sudden dramas. Don't, and you'll be bored to tears.

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Nicole Armour
Film Comment Magazine

The director emphasizes the fragile and invisible, the small specks of matter that make up the whole.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I drifted pleasantly in its depths.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

If Dante hadn't already made classic use of the title, Michelangelo Frammartino's Le Quattro Volte could instead have been called The Divine Comedy.

Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

It's both an embrace of the comfort of ritual and certainly and acknowledgement of the magic of the unexpected and the accidental bringing change to routine.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Le Quattro Volte may sound like art-house tedium, but in fact it's a movie of grave beauty, serene pace and surprising humor.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Explaining it makes it sound aridly abstract, but watching it is pure delight...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Whose images of everyday life in the sticks makes for hypnotic viewing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
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'Le Quattro Volte'. A highly unique film, exemplifying the visual medium of communication, documenting life moving from one form to another, in a town… More
Walter M.
"Le Quattro Volte" starts and begins with scenes set around a coal furnace. The next sound we hear is the constant cough of an elderly… More
Greg S
An Italian goatherd dies, then a goat born and dies, then a tree is cut down and made into charcoal in this slow moving, dialogue-free experiment. It's… More
Ryan Marshall
9.3/10 In a world where most big studio/big name feature films are loud, violent, and boring; "Le Quattro Volte" is a sort of miracle that arrives… More
William Dunmyer
"Le Quattro Volte" is a wordless nature documentary that is captivating for about 30 minutes. Director Michelangelo Frammartino (his second feature… More
Hassan Vawda
This is exactly the kind of film making that I love. Poetic, quiet and delicate. Every shot is sculpted for infinite contemplation. You forget you are watching… More