Somehow I was in north wales when Le Quattro Volte (2011) was released and have been hankering after seeing it ever since. I even badgered Mark Cosgrove (head of programming at watershed) about it on the Twitts a couple of years ago, suggesting a goat themed “Sunday Brunch” season.
Wasn’t really expecting to ever get a chance to see it tbh, (esp as I don’t have a TV, nor believe in watching films on a computer) but then I was listening to the latest Watershed Podcast (available via any iTunes interface near you NOW) and suddenly realised they were talking about goats - and not only that but goats in Le Quattro Volte!
So the upshot is that it’s getting a screening next Sunday. In bristol. Not in a goat Sunday Brunch season (sadly, coz then they may be able to squeeze the other film I’ve been badgering Mark about screening, The Apu Trilogy (ok, fims) cuz I know for a fact they have goats in India) but rather in a “Film, Food and Philosophy Sunday Brunches" season which looks pretty good. Just need to curtail partying on Saturday nights for the next month so I can get to town for noon on Sundays.
All this excitement about a film I’ve never seen? Well, as someone who likes films in which very little happens, and films that are very slow, and films that are beautifully shot, I think I’m pretty safe in expecting to like it as it fits all three categories. So I hear.
Oh, and it’s won prizes at film festivals!
If you wanna read a review by someone who’s actually seen it here’s Roger Ebert’s review.