Released: 30/03/2012 Released in key citiesAlice Rohrwacher's inaugural writing and directing effort follows 13-year-old Marta's struggle to adapt to her new life in a devoutly Catholic town in southern Italy, having spent her childhood in Switzerland. Corpo Celeste explores self-expression, alienation and the tribulations of teenagedom against an Italian backdrop void of its usual sun, sea and sand. For more information visit: http://www.artificial-eye.com/film.php?cinema=corpoceleste&plugs&qt=true&wm=false Watch:
Total Film “A dreamy, mysterious debut...” With echoes of the Dardennes and Lucrecia Martel, Corpo Celeste’s acute sense of place, feel for adolescent confusion and miraculous resolution suggest that Rohrwacher is a talent to watch...
Empire“Quietly compelling...” Rohrwacher also considers the insularity of southern Italy and the extent to which Catholicism has played its part...
Time Out“At times threatens to overload on innocence-lost clichés...” But stick with it and writer/director Alice Rohrwacher’s first feature reveals another side: taking a small town as a microcosm of Berlusconi’s something-rotten-at-the-core Italy...
Little White Lies“Portrays Marta’s isolation with a subtle, observational tone...” This promising debut raises interesting ideas for the pious and worldly alike: what makes a place celestial? How does one attain or maintain faith in a modern world that is moving (seemingly inexorably) away from religion..?
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