A leading figure in Italian auteur cinema, Alice Rohrwacher directed her first feature film Corpo Celeste in 2011. She quickly established herself as a major director of the new Italian generation; she superimposes styles, sketching each of her characters with finesse. Awarded at Cannes in 2014 for The Wonders, her writing skills were recognized in 2018 for Happy as Lazzaro.
Meet Alice Rohrwacher
Comédie Odéon ma 13 15h
Corpo celeste by Alice Rohrwacher (2011, 1h38)
Marta, 13, struggles to re-adjust in the south of Italy after several years spent in Switzerland... A portrait of rebellion of the Catholic community of Reggio di Calabria, with a delicate tale of adolescence in the background, selected at the Directors’ Fortnight.
Lumière Terreaux Sun.11 8:15 pm | Cinéma Opéra Mon.12 8:15 pm
The Wonders by Alice Rohrwacher (Le meraviglie, 2014, 1h50)
In a village in Umbria, the life of a family of marginal beekeepers is turned upside down by the arrival of a young delinquent in reinsertion and a reality game show of competing families... A singular and tender portrait of a community in the heart of Berlusconi’s Italy, winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.
Lumière Institute Mon.12 5:45 pm | Pathé Bellecour Tue.13 5:45 pm
Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rohrwacher (Lazzaro felice, 2018, 2h06)
Lazzaro, a young peasant, sees his life change completely after building a friendship with Tancredi, son of the Marquise de Luna, reigning supreme over his estate… A satirical fable in two portraits, awarded at Cannes for its screenplay.
Comœdia Sun.11 2:45 pm | UGC Astoria Wed.14 5 pm
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