Sun 17 July 5:30pm
Wed 20 July 2:45pm
Tickets on sale to Members on Thu 23 June at 5pm, and on General sale on Fri 24 June at midday.
Director: Michelangelo Frammartino
Starring: Paolo Cossi, Jacopo Elia, Denise Trombin, Nicola Lanza
During the economic boom of the 1960s, Europe’s highest building is being built in Italy’s prosperous North. At the other end of the country, young speleologists explore Europe’s deepest cave in the untouched Calabrian hinterland.
The bottom of the Bifurto Abyss, 700 meters below Earth, is reached for the first time. The intruders’ venture goes unnoticed by the inhabitants of a small neighbouring village, but not by the old shepherd of the Pollino plateau whose solitary life begins to interweave with the group’s journey.
IL BUCO chronicles a visit through unknown depths of life and nature and parallels two great voyages to the interior.
Italy/France/Germany/Italian with English subtitles
The screening on Wed 20 July at 2.45pm is a Silver Screening – our weekly matinees aimed at ages 60 and over with tickets at £8 (inc. booking fee) and £7 (members, inc. booking fee). Under-60s are welcome at these screenings, standard ticket prices apply.