Il buco

Michelangelo Frammartino

Transicions Italy 93 min Catalan premiere Fiction


The extraordinary adventure of the young members of the Piedmont Speleological Group who, having already explored all the caves of Northern Italy, changed course in August 1961 and went South to explore other caves unknown to man.


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Michelangelo Frammartino

He studied Architecture and he continued his studies at Civica Scuola del Cinema in Milan, where he designed video installations influenced by Studio Azzurro’s art research. Frammartino’s debut Il dono (2003) premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. His second feature, Le cuattro volte (2010) premiered in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival, where he won the Label Europa Cinema award in Cannes. Frammartino’s third feature film, Il buco won three awards at Venice Film Festival.

Filmography: Il buco (2021, D'A 2022), Alberi (short, 2013), Le quattro volte (2010), Il dono (2003), Io non posso entrare (short, 2002), Scappa Valentina (short, 2001), L'occhio e lo spirito (short, 1997), Tracce (short, 1995)

Michelangelo Frammartino

Film information

Int. title: The Hole
Director: Michelangelo Frammartino
Script: Michelangelo Frammartino, Giovanna Giuliani
Contact: La Aventura Audiovisual
With: Leonardo Larocca, Claudia Candusso, Mila Costi, Carlos José Crespo, Antonio Lanza, Nicola Lanza
Country: Italy
Year: 2021
Format: DCP
Length: 93 min
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Edition: 2022


Special Jury Prize
La Pellicola d'Oro Award for Best Camera Operator


Il buco