Directed by Alice Rohrwacher

Directed by Alice Rohrwacher

3 Episodes

Italian director Alice Rohrwacher established herself as one of contemporary cinema’s most sensitive and perceptive auteurs with her first two features, luminous coming-of-age tales imbued with rich humanist and spiritual dimensions. Her feature debut, CORPO CELESTE, is a remarkably clear-eyed portrait of a young woman grappling with the contradictions of organized religion, while her follow-up, THE WONDERS, channels her own experiences growing up in the Italian countryside into a warm, naturalistic pastoral. Blending elements of neorealism and folklore with a contemporary feminist worldview, these tender evocations of adolescent awakening are marvels of quiet, unassuming grace.

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Directed by Alice Rohrwacher
  • Alice Rohrwacher Introduction

    Episode 1

    The Italian writer-director discusses her captivating first two feature films in this 2019 interview.

  • Corpo celeste

    Episode 2

    Directed by Alice Rohrwacher • 2011 • Italy
    Starring Yle Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo, Anita Caprioli

    Having recently returned to her native Italy after living in Switzerland for ten years, quiet but curious thirteen-year-old Marta is left to her own devices while her loving but worn-out mother...

  • The Wonders

    Episode 3

    Directed by Alice Rohrwacher • 2014 • Italy, Germany
    Starring Alba Rohrwacher, Alexandra Lungu, Monica Bellucci

    Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Alice Rohrwacher’s entrancing, richly textured drama centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in the Tusca...