Corpo Celeste

Set within a Catholic community deep in the south of Italy, Corpo Celeste is the story of 13 year-old Marta and her struggle to settle in an unfamiliar city after ten years growing up in Switzerland.

Bright-eyed, restless and feeling very much an outsider, she clashes with her family and Sunday School teacher as she begins to question the catechism of the Catholic Church and shape her own life for the first time. Marta’s journey is traced by a series of subtle moments in Alice Rohrwacher’s writing and directing debut which sensitively unveils the moral and religious layers that can smother adolescence.

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Runtime 100 Minutes
Release date 2011