Conclusion: Le Quattro Volte will not be everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s still no excuse to check it out. It’s a very unique little film and the Italian scenery will do the soul some good. The Blu-ray has great video and audio, but they really skimped on the extras.
Conclusion: 'Le Quattro Volte' is a contemplative reflection on the cyclical nature of existence. While its pacing, style, and lack of traditional narrative elements might put off many potential viewers, those open to more experimental and methodical pieces of filmmaking will find a lot to admire.
Conclusion: Le Quattro Volte is not for everyone, and even those who gravitate toward this kind of conceptual, almost non-narrative material will want to be in the right frame of mind—and in a quiet, distraction-free environment—to properly experience and enjoy it.
Excerpt: Le Quattro Volte , the nearly wordless second film from Italian director Michaelangelo Frammartino, compresses a year in a mountainous spot in the southern Italian region of Calabria into the length of a short feature.