Italy, Germany, France
Frammartino’s debut IL DONO (2003), a no-budget feature film, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival, won the Grand Prix at the Annecy Film Festival and the Jury Prize at both Thessaloniki and Warsaw.
Frammartino’s second feature, LE QUATTRO VOLTE (2010) premiered in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival. The film won the Europa Cinemas “Best European Film” award in Cannes, and the main prize at CPH:DOX.
In 2013, Frammartino’s installation ALBERI, a 26-minute loop, premiered at MoMA PS1 and was subsequently shown at other museums, including Centre Pompidou’s 2021 Hors Pistes Festival.
Frammartino’s third feature film, THE HOLE (Il Buco), was shot in Southern Italy, in the neighbouring regions of Calabria and Basilicata which keep inspiring him and where all his previous works were shot. With the approach of an anthropologist, Frammartino captures the traditional and transcendent with a simplicity and spirituality that is unique to his filmography.
2021 - IL BUCO, Feature
2013 - ALBERI, Short
2010 - LE QUATTRO VOLTE, Feature
2003 - IL DONO, Feature
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Michelangelo Frammartino
Written by: Michelangelo Frammartino, Giovanna Giuliani
Produced by: Marco Serrecchia, Michelangelo Frammartino, Philippe Bober
Cinematography: Renato Berta
Editing: Benni Atria
Production Design: Giliano Carli
Costume Design: Stefania Grilli
Sound: Simone Paolo Olivero, Paolo Benvenuti, Benni Atria, Marco Saitta, Ansgar Frerich, Florian Holzner
Visual Effects: Gilberto Arpioni
Casting: Giovanna Giuliani
Cast: Nicola Lanza (Zi' Nicola), Jacopo Elia (Speleologist), Denise Trombin (Speleologist), Leonardo Larocca (Speleologist), Paolo Cossi (Speleologist and drawer), Giuseppe Campolongo
Nominations and Awards
- European Sound 2022
- Feature Film Selection 2022