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Il Buco

Fri 17 Jun 2022 - Thu 23 Jun 2022



£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s


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Il Buco

Dir. Michelangelo Frammartino
2021 | 93 mins | Italy, France, Germany
Italian with English subtitles.
Claudia Candusso, Mila Costi, Nicola Lanza,


  • Fri 17 June: 4m
  • Sat 18 June: 6pm
  • Sun 19 June: 4pm
  • Mon 20 June: 6pm
  • Tue 21 June: 10.45am + Breakfast Deal
  • Tue 21 June: 6pm
  • Wed 22 June: 3.50pm
  • Thu 23 June: 3pm

Italian artist Michelangelo Frammartino’s award-winning follow-up to his visionary Le Quattro Volte (2010) depicts a real-life 1961 expedition into an incredible system of caves.

During the economic boom of the ‘60s, Europe’s highest building is being built in Italy’s prosperous North. Meanwhile, at the other end of the country, young speleologists explore Europe’s deepest cave in the untouched Calabrian hinterland, reaching the bottom of the Bifurto Abyss, 700 metres deep, for the first time. The intruders’ venture is unnoticed by the inhabitants of a nearby village, but not by the solitary old shepherd of the Pollino plateau, whose hermitic life begins to interweave with the group’s own journey.

Another work of captivating, near mystical beauty from Frammartino, pitched somewhere between a drama and a documentary study of the mysteries of organic life and nature, Il buco chronicles an investigation into the unknown depths of the world and parallels two great voyages to the interior. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Venice 2021.

★★★★ – “in its meditative, unhurried fashion on the beauties of geological time…it was a pleasure to sit for a spell with Il Buco, to watch the old farmer, the young cavers and to listen to the sound of the wind in the trees.’

“It’s not quite a documentary, yet nor is it exactly a narrative feature. It lives alone; the cinematic equivalent of a hermit on a mountaintop.”Xan Brooks

£12.50 / £9.50 FOR UNDER 25S

Start your day the Studio 74 way! Take advantage of our breakfast deal and enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 21 June.

Your ticket includes the film, a breakfast bap with locally sourced bacon or vegan sausages served in a pretzel bun as well as anything from our hot or soft drink selections.

The film will start at 10.45am, so please arrive by 10.15am to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy your breakfast before the film.


*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more

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