Il Buco

a film by Michelangelo Frammartino

Il Buco

France, Italy, Germany | 2021 | 93:00 min

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Documentary
Synopsis
During the economic boom of the 1960s, Europe’s highest building is being built in Italy’s prosperous North. At the other end of the country, young speleologists explore Europe’s deepest cave in the untouched Calabrian hinterland. The bottom of the Bifurto Abyss, 700 meters below Earth, is reached for the first time. 
The intruders’ venture goes unnoticed by the inhabitants of a small neighbouring village, but not by the old shepherd of the Pollino plateau whose solitary life begins to interweave
with the group’s journey.
Another work of nearly wordless organic beauty that touches on the mystical, IL BUCO chronicles a visit through unknown depths of life and nature and parallels two great voyages to the interior.

With: Paolo Cossia, Jacopo Elia, Denise Trombin, Nicola Lanza, Antonio Lanza, Leonardo Larocca, Claudia Candusso, Mila Costi, Carlos Jose Crespo


PRESS:
A quiet, intense, almost overwhelmingly beautiful meditation on life, death, human curiosity and the unfathomable power of nature.
A.O. SCOTT & MANOHLA DARGIS, THE NEW YORK TIMES


IL BUCO stands powerfully on its own, offering breathtaking images of rural Italy and a subtle interrogation of the slow creep of change and modernity.
LOVIA GYARKYE, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


IL BUCO has reconciled us with humanity.
CLARISSE FABRE, LE MONDE
Festivals/Awards
2021
Viennale, Austria
2022
29 Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada
Cast and Crew
  • Director Michelangelo Frammartino
Original Languages

Italian

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