Saturday 28th July 2012
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.
Directed by Alice Rohrwacher and starring Yile Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo and Pasqualina Scuncia, Corpo Celeste is released on DVD on 10th September 2012 by Artifical Eye.
- Interview with the director Alice Rohrwacher
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.