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Corpo Celeste (2011)

Corpo celeste (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 May 2011 (Italy)
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Thirteen year-old Marta has recently moved back to southern Italy with her mother and older sister and struggles to find her place, restlessly testing the boundaries of an unfamiliar city and the catechism of the Catholic church.

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Alice Rohrwacher
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yle Vianello Yle Vianello ... Marta
Salvatore Cantalupo ... Don Mario
Pasqualina Scuncia Pasqualina Scuncia ... Santa
Anita Caprioli ... Rita
Renato Carpentieri ... Don Lorenzo
Maria Trunfio Maria Trunfio ... Deborah
Paola Lavini ... Fortunata
Giovanni Federico Giovanni Federico ... Nino (as Gianni Federico)
Maria Luisa De Crescenzo Maria Luisa De Crescenzo ... Rosa
Mario Canino Mario Canino ... Alfri
Monia Alfieri Monia Alfieri ... Donatella (as Monica Alfieri)
Licia Amodeo Licia Amodeo ... Flavia
Carmelo Giordano Carmelo Giordano ... Ignazio
Natale Carriago Natale Carriago ... Natale
Federica Colonnetti Federica Colonnetti ... Federica
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Set deep in the south of Italy, Corpo Celeste is the story of 13 year old Marta who is struggling to resettle after ten years growing up in Switzerland. Bright-eyed and restless, she observes the sights, sounds and smells of the city but feels very much an outsider. Marta is about to undergo the rite of confirmation. In the convention of the Catholic Church she takes catechism but confronts the morality of the local Catholic community. A series of subtle moments trace her journey as she connects and conflicts with her mother, sister and the Sunday school teacher Santa. From experiencing her period to making a bold decision to cut her hair, Marta begins to shape her own life for the first time since moving back to Italy. Corpo Celeste heralds the arrival of a young and distinctive voice. Alice Rohrwacher's writing and directing debut is a sensitive unveiling of the moral and religious layers that can smother adolescence. Written by B&W Films Ltd

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Drama

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Sensitive, Subtle, Original
23 September 2016 | by avital-gc-1See all my reviews

I'm grateful to finally find a film that is sensitive, subtle, original in its view of people and has something to say (about faith and the church, society and outsiders.) It's Italian, but only two characters act like the Italian angry prototype, and only briefly. The acting is extraordinary. Yle Vianello, who plays the thirteen years old girl, seems as authentic as it gets. It is her story-after ten years in Switzerland, she returns to a small town in Italy with her single mother and 18-year-old sister. Right away she's called to participate in the endless studies for the communion at church. She tries to fit in, but is swept by other types of emotional and spiritual searches.


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Country:

Italy | Switzerland | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 May 2011 (Italy) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,263, 10 June 2012

Gross USA:

$8,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$347,600
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1.85 : 1
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