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Michelangelo Frammartino | Folk Film Gathering 2021



Michelangelo Frammartino | Folk Film Gathering 2021

This year the Folk Film Gathering revolves around a theme of solidarity: exploring both the different stories that distinguish communities in different parts of the world, alongside certain aspects of experience that are shared in common.

The online programme this year revolves in particular around a series of live conversations between filmmakers from very different parts of the world, who nonetheless share certain aspects of perspective and approaches to filmmaking. As part of these conversations, some of the world’s most significant filmmakers will come together to discuss the possibility of a people’s cinema. Alongside these conversations will be series of live music events (between musicians similarly exploring conversations between different parts of the world), a discussion celebrating the recent community triumph on Glasgow’s Kenmure Street, and a curated programme of 12 feature films available to stream for the duration of the festival.

Italy will be represented by Michelangelo Frammartino, director amongst others of "Le quattro volte" and "Alberi" considered by Jamie Chambers, curator of the Folk Film Gathering, to be two of the finest works of cinema to have been produced this century.


Michelangelo Frammartino will be live in conversation with Pat Collins on Sunday 27th June at 7:00pm.


His feature film "Il Dono" will be available to stream between 7:00pm on 25/6/21 and 7:00pm on 27/6/21.

Il Dono by  Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy, 2003

In Michelangelo Frammartino’s near wordless first feature, an elderly farmer befriends a woman believed by her family to be possessed, in a small, ageing community in which young people are slowly disappearing to the city. Finding moments of luminous beauty in the rhythms and routines of a community life, Il Dono masterfully blurs the boundary between drama and documentary. Led by a cast of non-actors, and driven by the same visionary poetry and humour that Frammartino later brought to the award-winning Il Quattro Volte, Il Dono is a gentle yet profound look at the gradual depopulation of a small town in the Calabrian Mountains.

For more information please visit the Folk Film Gathering.

Please find here the programme


Data: Da Ven 25 Giu 2021 a Ven 2 Lug 2021

Organizzato da : Folk Film Gathering

In collaborazione con : Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh

Ingresso : A pagamento