Corpo Celeste (2012)

Corpo Celeste
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords teen, transformation
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Marco Spoletini Editor n/a 172 7000001
Helene Louvart Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Giorgio Gasparini Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Luca Servino Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Loredana Buscemi Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Emanuele Cecere Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000003
Marzia Cordo Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Daniela Bassani Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Alice Rohrwacher Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Tiziana Soudani Producer n/a 3 3000004
Anita Caprioli Actor Rita 1 1000004
Pasqualina Scuncia Actor Santa 1 1000003
Salvatore Cantalupo Actor Dom Mario 1 1000002
Don Lorenzo Actor Renato Carpentieri 1 1000005
Alice Rohrwacher Director n/a 2 2000001
Marianne Dumoulin Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jacques Bidou Producer n/a 3 3000002
Carlo Cresto-Dina Producer n/a 3 3000001
Yle Vianello Actor Marta 1 1000001
Set in Calabria, 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, and in the convention of the Catholic Church she starts taking catechism, hoping to also make some new friends. However, the doctrines of Roman Catholicism offer little in terms of life lessons or consolation, and she quickly confronts the morality of the local community, as well as the hypocrisy of the priest, who cares more about status than about his constituents. A series of subtle moments trace her journey as she both 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.