Heavenly Body (film)

Heavenly Body (Italian: Corpo celeste) is a 2011 Italian drama film directed by Alice Rohrwacher.[1][2]

Heavenly Body
Film poster
Directed byAlice Rohrwacher
Produced byCarlo Cresto-Dina
Written byAlice Rohrwacher
StarringSalvatore Cantalupo
Music byPiero Crucitti
CinematographyHélène Louvart
Edited byMarco Spoletini
Release date
  • 17 May 2011 (2011-05-17) (Cannes)
  • 20 May 2011 (2011-05-20) (Italy)
Running time
100 minutes


The film centers on a young girl's experience coming to age and receiving Confirmation. She is situated in a parish run by a corrupt priest, Don Mario, and his helpers. The film centers on her relationship not only to herself but an alienating world around her, and the Catholic Church which is a part of it.



  1. Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 154. ISBN 978-1908215017.
  2. "The moon in May". BFI. Retrieved 2 September 2012.

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