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InScience advises: Il Buco

The film Il Buco is a reconstruction of an adventurous expedition in 1961. That year, a group of scientists descended into a seven hundred meter deep cave to map it. The result is a hypnotic documentary with breathtaking images, which looks like a contemplative nature film. Watch the film in LUX.

It is the second deepest cave in the world, the Abisso del Bifurto in Italian Calabria. In 1961, this cave was first explored by a group of intrepid scientists, with the help of an old shepherd who knows the area like the back of his hand.

Director Michelangelo Frammartino (Le Quattro Volte, Il Dono) reconstructs this expedition in his new film Il Buco (‘the hole’). With this film, he takes viewers on an impressive journey to the interior of the earth, where time stands still and the wonders of nature are overwhelming.

The film reflects on the insignificance of man and provides interesting answers to the primal question: what lurks in the void? In addition, much attention is paid to the sounds deep under the earth’s crust, which makes the film an exercise in silence and contemplation. Il Buco premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it was awarded the Jury Prize.

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