Run time: 93 mins

Michaelangelo Frammartino’s understated, non-dialogic style grounds a fascinating mediation of the passage of time in rural Italy.


Inspired by the 1961 potholing expedition of the Piedmont Speleological group which identified the third deepest cave system in the world, Il Buco studies its labyrinthine passages in intricate and intimate detail.


Without dialogue, it communicates an intense introspection upon the nature of time – its effect and significance for both nature and its human populations. Its marker of the present is a peasant farmer and his flock of goats who roam the land above the caves, the past an old magazine found that eulogises President Kennedy. The film is as much of a time capsule as the caves themselves are, its symbolic purpose equally as fluid.


Through its ninety-minute passage, it guides its audiences towards an aspiration for a simpler life – one in which the patterns of the weather and self-intuition dictate day-to-day living. It’s this kind of existential consideration that Frammartino does best: though it may be wordless, it is inherently meaningful.


Thursday 7th July
19:30
Friday 8th July
14:00
Friday 8th July
19:30
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Saturday 9th July
19:00
Sunday 10th July
18:00
Saturday 16th July
14:00
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Tuesday 19th July
14:00
Saturday 23rd July
19:00
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Thursday 28th July
14:00
Monday 11th July
14:00
Thursday 14th July
14:00
Tuesday 12th July
14:00
Tuesday 12th July
19:30
Wednesday 13th July
14:00
Wednesday 27th July
19:30
Wednesday 13th July
19:30
Tuesday 19th July
19:30
Wednesday 20th July
14:00
Friday 15th July
14:00
Sunday 17th July
18:00
Saturday 16th July
19:00
Monday 18th July
14:00
Wednesday 20th July
19:30
Thursday 21st July
14:00
Thursday 21st July
19:30
Friday 22nd July
14:00
Sunday 24th July
18:00
Friday 22nd July
19:30
Saturday 23rd July
14:00
Monday 25th July
14:00
Friday 29th July
14:00
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Saturday 30th July
19:00
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Sunday 31st July
18:00
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Friday 29th July
19:30
Saturday 30th July
14:00