View Full Version : Le quattro volte (The Four Times)

03-14-2013, 12:18 PM
I saw this yesterday and I loved it. Slow Italian Art cinema but it is not pretentious. I recommend to anyone who enjoys a slow patient meditation.


The film comprises four phases or 'turns' following Pythagoras (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagoras).The turning of the phases occurs in Calabria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calabria) where Pythagoras had his sect in Crotone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crotone). Pythagoras claimed he had lived four lives and this with his notion ofmetempsychosis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metempsychosis) is the structure of the film showing one phase and then turning into another phase. A famous anecdote is that Pythagoras heard the cry of his dead friend in the bark of a dog