Dec 18 - Dec 20, 2015
Directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Rated Not Rated, 110 min. - subtitled
Rohrwacher's richly textured sophomore feature centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in central Italy. The dynamic of their overcrowded household is disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand, and a production crew recruiting local farmers to participate in a cheesy televised celebration of ancient Etruscan culture presented by the mysterious Milly Catena (Monica Bellucci). Both intrusions are of particular interest to the eldest daughter, Gelsomina, who is struggling to find her footing in the world, and Rohrwacher manages to convey her adolescent sense of wonder and confusion with characteristically graceful naturalism.
This film won the Grand Prix award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Alive with a power that seems to surge up from deep beneath its sun-roughened landscape. - Daily Telegraph
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