More a poetic meditation than a conventional narrative, writer/director Tim Sutton's "Pavilion" follows 15-year-old Max and his some time friends through a languorous summer. Nothing much happens beyond Max leaving his mother in Cazenovia, New York, to spend time with his mostly absent father in Chandler, Arizona. Neither parent figures in events beyond a minimal presence.
Impressively minimalist, Le Quattro Volte contains not one intelligible word of dialogue and no discernible plot. Instead, writer/director Michelangelo Frammartino inhabits the rural, Calabrian region in southern Italy. There he documents the primary activities: goat herding with emphasis on one shepherd and his dog, one kid, villagers harvesting a huge fir tree and then cooking its estimable wood into charcoal.