Il Buco

Michelangelo Frammartino
Thu 30 Jun - Wed 6 Jul
  • Not harmful / All ages
30
Jun
-
6
Jul

An expedition to the bowels of the earth, a descent into one of the deepest caves in the world, where time stands still and nature blends with humanity. This is not just a masterpiece considering imagery and sound, but also an ode to the wonderful environment of Calabria, Italy.

★★★★★ De Volkskrant
‘The magisterial Il buco is very exciting and yet mightily calm. A film that deserves the largest screen possible’

In 1961, a group of fearless scientists embarked on an expedition to the mostly untouched Italian region of Calabria. Hidden in the Pollino mountains, the group will try and research a still uncharted cave. For the first time ever, the speleologists lower themselves into the darkness of the cave and explore the bottom of the Bifurto Abyss, which at sevenhundred meters is one of the world's deepest caves. An old shepherd patiently watches them from a distance. Where he knows all the secrets of the environment, the scientists are literally in the dark. By throwing stones and lighted pieces of paper into the depths, they try to see and hear how deep this abyss actually is. 

Michelangelo Frammartino created a unique cinematic experience with this film, that was already awarded the Jury's Prize at the Venice Film Festival. 

Direction
Michelangelo Frammartino
Cast
Paolo Cossi, Denise Trombin, Jacopo Elia, Nicola Lanza
Duration
93 min
RELEASE
Thu 23 Jun
Year
2021
Country
Italy
Language
Italian
Subtitles
Dutch
  • Not harmful / All ages