Corpo Celeste
Corpo Celeste (2012)

Having recently returned to her native Italy after living in Switzerland for 10 years, quiet but curious 13-year-old Marta is left to her own devices while her loving but worn-out mother toils away at an industrial bakery. Marta's only… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 6, 2012
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

For those willing to overlook its few slips into heavy-handedness, "Corpo Celeste" tells a compelling story of a 12-year-old girl thrust into a strange new world.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

Corpo Celeste would be a treat in any season, but it's particularly refreshing amid the summer-movie bombast.

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Meredith Slifkin
Film Comment Magazine

Though at times heavy-handed in its imagery and slow-paced, Rohrwacher's debut feature is remarkably unadorned and touching, putting forth a realistic portrait of modern Italy at a time when the country faces economic hardship as well as cultural changes.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

"Corpo Celeste" often stumbles, along with its 12-year-old heroine, Marta (Yle Vianello).

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

Vianello gives a lovely, unforced performance as Marta, who begins to see that the blue-eyed, open-armed fuzzy Jesus she's being sold is a fake.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A heavenly coming-of-age film.

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Eric Hynes
Time Out

Alice Rohrwacher's debut fictional feature is an uncommonly insightful portrait of nascent womanhood, assisted in no small measure by Vianello's disarmingly naturalistic performance.

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Boyd van Hoeij
Variety

Minor tonal inconsistencies are overcome by this intimate tale's naturalistic thesping and loose lensing style.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

There are moments that suggest the director might do something better next time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
Upon returning to her native Italy from Switzerland, Rita(Anita Caprioli) decides it is time for her younger daughter Marta(Yle Vianello) to go to religion… More