Photo of Alice Rohrwacher
Photo of Alice Rohrwacher

Alice Rohrwacher

“There are many things we can imagine that we didn’t grow up with. For example, I didn’t grow up within the church or within organized religion, but that made me very free to look at it with fresh eyes in Corpo Celeste. I didn’t grow up with TV but that allows me to look at it with a sense of surprise.”

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    ALICE ROHRWACHER Italy, 2014

    Between Corpo Celeste & Happy as Lazzaro, writer-director Alice Rohrwacher won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival for this, her sophomore feature. An intelligent, impeccable family drama that parallels adolescence and the tension between tradition and modernity—featuring Monica Bellucci!

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    Open-hearted and disarmingly candid, this deep dive into the hopes and fears that Italian youths harbor for the future doubles as a road trip through the country’s scenic wonders. A collective effort from three of Italy’s most exciting filmmakers, the luminous 16mm footage exudes a modern nostalgia.


    ALICE ROHRWACHER Italy, 2011

    Celestial blues are speckled with red and religious icons flicker and fall in Alice Rohrwacher’s first feature. With cinematography by Hélène Louvart, the filmmaker braids the discoveries of girlhood into towering questions of faith to create a coming-of-age tale that is at once lived-in and divine.


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