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: June 8, 2012
DVD 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

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

Philip French
Observer (UK)

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% 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