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Corpo celeste

Corpo celeste
  • 2011
  • Italy/Switzerland/France
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Cast: Yle Vianello
  • Language: Italian

Marta (Vianello) moves with her mother and sister from Switzerland to their native Calabria, just in time for her Catholic confirmation. Writer/director Rohrwacher’s feature debut is diligent and emotionally complex, with accomplished photography and effective performances, but the story is gloomy and slight and the film feels like an overextended short.

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Corpo Celeste

23 Mar 20123 stars

Emotionally complex and gloomy study of adolescence and Catholicism

(U) 100min Writer/director Alice Rohrwacher makes her feature debut with this diligent, emotionally complex study of an adolescent girl attempting to square physical dislocation with incipient sexual awakening and the concurrent rituals of her…

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