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Corpo celeste (Heavenly Body)



Corpo celeste (Heavenly Body)

corpo celeste 1Another Italy: Stories, relationships and emotions in Italian cinema at the beginning of the millennium

2022 marks the eighth consecutive year of fruitful collaboration between the Italian Cultural Institute and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, the cultural hub of Liverpool City Council. A collaboration that is expressed with the organization of film series that have contemporary Italian production as their focus.

This year, the series is entitled Another Italy: Stories, relationships and emotions in Italian cinema at the beginning of the millennium with a clear reference to the now consolidated choice of proposing a series of feature films that can give a vision of our country at the dawn of second decade of this third millennium.


Corpo Celeste (Heavenly Body) (Alice Rohrwacher, 2011, 99’)

Cast: Yle Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo, Anita Caprioli, Renato Carpentieri

Set deep in the south of Italy, Corpo Celeste is the story of 13-year-old Marta, who is struggling to resettle after 10 years growing upcorpo celeste 2 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 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, her sister, and 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. Alice Rohrwacher's writing and directing debut is a sensitive unveiling of the moral and religious layers that can smother adolescence.

Free entry. Booking essential: 


Date: Friday, August 05, 2022

Time: At 8:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Entrance : Free


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