Michelangelo Frammartino / Italy, France, Germany / 2021 / 93 min
An expedition into the Earth’s interiors from the deepest cave in Europe turns into a singular and magical film experience in the hands of former CPH:DOX winner Michelangelo Frammartino.
In 1961, a group of intrepid scientists undertook an expedition into a 687-metre deep cave from a narrow hole in Calabria’s magnificent landscape. Former CPH:DOX winner Michelangelo Frammartino (‘Le quattro volte’, 2010) recreates the expedition in a dialogue-free and purely visual cinematic experience that takes us on a journey into the bowels of the Earth, where time stands still. Frammartino is a unique filmmaker with a special sense of the wonders of nature and the patience to wait years for the perfect moment – and it shows. Above ground, life goes on between humans and animals in an almost magical symbiosis.