With her Cannes Best Screenplay-winning 'Happy as Lazzaro' now showing in our cinemas, rediscover Alice Rohrwacher's feature debut from 2011 - a compelling slice of Dardenne social realism 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 a decade 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. Wanting to make her own decisions for once, Marta's journey is traced through a series of subtle sequences that are beautifully shot by writer-director Alice Rohrwacher in this extraordinary feature debut.
★★★★ "Irresistible" - David Jenkins, Time Out
★★★★ "Hums with unruly life" - Tim Robey, The Telegraph