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The Four Times

[ Le Quattro Volte ]

Director:Michelangelo Frammartino


10/24 13:30- 10/27 13:50-

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88min No dialogue Color 35mm | 2010 Italy=Germany=Switzerland | Distributor in Japan : Zazie Films Inc.

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A dying old man, a baby goat, a fir tree, and charcoal. In the southern Italy's mountainous region, the film shows one soul that moves into four successive lives. Highly acclaimed at the festival in Cannes.


An old shepherd lives in a medieval village of Calabria, at the southern most tip of Italy. He is sick, and believes to find his medicine in the dust on the church floor, which he drinks in water every day. One night, he dies as if his goats keep vigil his passing. A new goat kid is born. We follow its first few tentative steps, its first gamers, until it gains strength and goes to pasture. Nearby, a fir tree stirs. It was cut and carried to the village for the festivities. The tree now lies on the ground. It is transformed into wood coal through the ancestral work of the local coal makers.

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10/24 13:30 - 14:58 (88min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1300(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1500(Tax included)



10/27 13:50 - 15:18 (88min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1300(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1500(Tax included)


* Please note that the screening schedule, Q&A and Greeting from the Stage are subject to change. The stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

* Advance Tickets can be purchased by telephone/internet and from convenience stores (CircleKSunkus, Lawson) and playguide on First-come basis.

* Please be forewarned that the number of Tickets at the Door is limited. Tickets at the Door can be only purchased two tickets per person. You are kindly requested not to form a queue before the theater in the late-evening.

Michelangelo Frammartino

Born in Milan in 1968. During his studies at the architecture department of the Politecnico de Milano, he self-produced short films and arts projects. In 1997 his video installation was shown at the Generazione Media. Since 2005, he has taught at the University of Bergamo. In 2003, he directed his debut feature IL DONO, which was awarded in international film festivals. Le Quattro Volte is his second feature.

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