Thu 16 Jun

Heavenly Body

Cert. U

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

The Wave: Italian Women Filmmakers

Corpo celeste

100 mins

In Italian with EN subtitles

ITA/CHE/ FRA | 2011 | dir. Alice Rohrwacher, with Yile Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo, Anita Caprioli

After ten years growing up in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta is struggling to re-settle in southern Italy. Bright-eyed and restless, she observes the sights, sounds and smells of the city but feels like an outsider. Whilst undergoing the Catholic rite of confirmation, Marta connects and conflicts with both her family and the church as she begins to shape her own life for the first time. Alice Rohrwacher’s writing and directing debut is a sensitive unveiling of the moral and religious layers that can smother adolescence, heralding the arrival of a distinctive cinematic voice.

Preceded by the short film Merlot (Marta Gennari, Giulia Martinelli, 2015, 5 min.)

Thu 16 June 8.30pm

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