Il Buco


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.

Screenplay: Michelangelo Frammartino, Giovanna Giuliani

Cinematography: Renato Berta

Editing: Benni Atria

Cast: Paolo Cossi, Jacopo Elia, Denise Trombin, Nicola Lanza

Producer: Marco Serrecchia, Michelangelo Frammartino, Philippe Bober

Production: Doppio Nodo Double Bind, Rai Cinema

Michelangelo Frammartino

His debut “Il Dono” (2003), premiered at the Locarno Film Festival, won the Grand Prix at the Annecy Film Festival and the Jury Prize at both Thessaloniki and Warsaw. His second feature, “Le Quattro Volte” (2010) premiered in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Best European Film award. “Il Buco”, his third feature won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival 2021.

Arab and African Premiere

Italy, France, Germany

Fiction, 2021, Color, 93 min

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Michelangelo Frammartino