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The documentary “Il Buco” goes for the Golden Lion

VENICE (EFE) .— In 1961, when the world was wanting into area, a gaggle of cavers found the then third deepest cave on the planet within the deserted south of Italy, a feat remembered yesterday in Venice with the premiere of a tape with out dialogue nor music that competes with the Golden Lion.

The movie “Il Buco”, by Michelangelo Frammartino, truly reveals the inequality of Italy’s financial explosion within the Sixties: whereas skyscrapers have been being inaugurated within the north, the south lived mired in poverty, a at the moment perceptible division.

Thus, the documentary movie pays tribute to the exploration by a gaggle of cavers of a cave within the Calabrian plateau, on the “tip of the Italian boot”, with which the deepest cave on the earth was found at the moment, with nearly 700 meters.

On the similar time, the expedition takes place earlier than the eyes of an previous native shepherd, who attends the arrival of those “outsiders” with peaks and planes to a virgin territory.

“Il Buco” is, for the second, probably the most dangerous proposal of the Official Collection of the Venetian Mostra, because it doesn’t have dialogues or music, not even gentle, because the director recreates these occasions by getting into along with his digital camera within the bowels of the Land.

The one illumination is that of the lanterns of the cavers which might be hung by the damp rock partitions.


Requested at a press convention in regards to the alternative of this subject, the director defended that cinema, like caving, “is always an immersion of a group of people in the dark.”

However he additionally confessed that there’s something of a social message that exhibits the inequality that even at this time divides the affluent and industrialized Italian north from the south, impoverished, with a perennial lack of infrastructure and infrequently prey to the mafia.

Frammartino is aware of this nicely, born in Milan, the financial capital of the nation, however of a Calabrian household. “What struck us immediately is that it was a contrast to those years,” stated the creator of the movie.

A lot in order that the invention of the collapse these years was not even disclosed by the media, though now it was premiered on the Venice Pageant.