After a decade in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta moves back to her family's impoverished hometown in Calabria in southern Italy. Although Marta was born there, the local customs seem strange to her, a feeling of dislocation and confusion that only increases after she enrolls in her local church's confirmation class. Director Alice Rohrwacher's (sister of actress Alba) sensitive and perceptive debut feature ironically pits a young girl's awakening individuality against a community struggling for survival and the ancient traditions of the Catholic Church. Official Selection, 2011 Cannes, Karlovy Vary, New York Film Festivals.
DIR/SCR Alice Rohrwacher; PROD Carlo Cresto-Dina. Italy/Switzerland/France, 2011, color, 100 min. In Italian with
English subtitles. NOT RATED
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