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CORPO CELESTE – Alice Rohrwacher 2011

ART CINEMA AWARD PIERRE TODESCHINI – FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA ITALIEN d’ANNECY du 27 SEPTEMBRE au 4 OCTOBRE 2011

Synopsis: 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.

The verdict of the Jury

We member of the Jury CICAE want to congratulate the team of the festival for their choice of the movies in competition that give us a sight over the new and promising generation of Italian directors. We wish to give a prize to a movie that carries universal qualities and that shows deals with society matters with a very special sight of movie-maker. A cinema that takes risks, that doesn’t look for simplicity but that was able to touch our attention. The movie we have chosen talks about teen-agers concerns, origins, religion and ecology with a great master of writing and direction, at the same time free and managed carried on the screen by a young and promising actress.

The Jury

  • Domenico Dinoia (FICE in Roma – Italy)
  • Dieter Betz (Deutschland),
  • Rémi Hussenot (Alain Resnais in Clermont L’Hérault – France)

Infobox

Year of production: 2011
Cast: Yle Vianelllo, Salvatore Cantalupo, Anita Caprioli
Category: Fiction
Duration: 100 minutes
Country: IT / CH / FR
Language: IT
Subtitles:
Distributor: RAI INTERNATIONAZIONALE
http://www.international.rai.it

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