Director: Alice Rohrwacher Run Time: 99 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 2011
Starring: Yle Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo, Anita Caprioli, Renato Carpentieri, Paola Lavini, Pasqualina Scuncia
The acclaimed debut feature of Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro), Corpo Celeste is the story of 13 year old Marta, immersed in Catholic Confirmation classes after moving to Italy from Switzerland. A silent observer of her new surroundings, Marta approaches the classes with the same curiosity as the trash pickers in her neighborhood. The beautiful super 16mm cinematography of Hélène Louvart (The Beaches of Agnès) captures the urban landscape in a way that reflects Marta’s experience – non-judgmental, inquisitive – resulting in a distinctive approach to a coming-of-age story.