“Il Buco” by Michelangelo Frammartino
“Il Buco” by Michelangelo Frammartino.


PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea
Via Palestro, 14, 20121 Milano MI


06 Sep 2022



“Il Buco” by Michelangelo Frammartino

On the occasion of “PERFORMING PAC. Take me to the place I love” Michelangelo Frammartino introduces the screening of his film Il Buco.

A fascinating and adventurous journey of a team of very young speleologists who, in the autumn of 1961, leave a north in the middle of an economic boom and embark on a campaign in the rural south, as far as the Calabrian hinterland of the Pollino, where they discover one of the deepest caves in the world – the Abisso del Bifurto – guarded only by an old shepherd, the true guardian and memory of a rugged and uncontaminated territory.

The hole, or rather the cave, speaks of the profound relationship with a sometimes hostile land and of an “invisible” conquest: that of the group of cavers, almost unknown, and that of the director, who in turn is confronted with the challenge of filming in a context devoid of light

The film won the Special Jury Prize at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.