International Film Series Presents 'Corpo Celeste'

The International Film Series presents the Italian drama "Corpo Celeste" at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in room 305 of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Marzia Caporale, Ph.D., associate professor of world languages and cultures, will lead a discussion following the film.

The film portrays 13-year-old Marta facing the trials of youth as a newcomer to Calabria, Italy, after living 10 years in Switzerland. With a mother trying to make ends meet by working at a bakery, Marta sets off into the city bright-eyed and restless. She seeks a community in the local church where she prepares for the rite of confirmation. A series of events trace her journey as she both connects and conflicts with her mother, sister, a local priest and her Sunday school teacher. Through these interactions, Marta realizes she must take the first steps in shaping her own life, as she moves toward adulthood. 

"Corpo Celeste" is the writing and directing debut of Alice Rohrwachers, and is in Italian with English subtitles. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

For additional information or reservations, contact Sharon Finnerty at 941-6330 or

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