9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

meraviglie, Le (2015 Feature Film)

Alice Rohrwacher | Italy, Switzerland, Germany | 2014 | 111 min | Italian, French, German

Dreamy second film by Italian director Alice Rohrwacher about a family of beekeepers in the remote Tuscany countryside, living by their own rules. But the outside world can’t be kept at arm’s length forever. Young Gelsomina is almost an adult, and realises her father is not the man she thought he was.

In recent years, director Alice Rohrwacher has proven to be one of the greatest talents in Italy. She wrote this dreamy story about a family living on a remote farm and keeping bees based on her experiences as a young German-Italian. Wolfgang, the crude father (Sam Louwyck), hopes that his eldest daughter Gelsomina will one day carry on the beekeeping business in the same small-scale way.

Their cheerful, chaotic life is put under pressure when the family is asked to take part in a competition to win a role in a TV commercial. Wolfgang doesn’t like the attention, but for the rest of the family this is a comical diversion from their dull country life. For the first time, young Gelsomina finds out that her desires are different from her father’s.

A dreamy, delicate and loving portrait of a family trying to live in its own way, in spite of encroachment from the outside world.

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 26 March 2015

Time: 17:00

Duration: 2:00

Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 27 March 2015

Time: 14:15

Duration: 2:00

Place: The Cinemas 4

Date: 29 March 2015

Time: 21:45

Duration: 2:00

Year in
Festival

2015

Director

Alice Rohrwacher

Camera

Hélène Louvart

Cast

Maria Alexandra Lungu
Sam Louwyck
Alba Rohrwacher
Sabine Timoteo
Agnese Graziani
Monica Bellucci

Country

Italy
Switzerland
Germany

Editor

Marco Spoletini

Language

Italian
French
German

Length

111 min

Music

Piero Crucitti

Producer

Carlo Cresto-Dina
Karl Baumgartner
Tiziana Soudani
Michael Weber
Gabriella de Gara
Sven Waelti
Burkhard Althoff
Doris Hepp

Production Company

tempest srl
Rai Cinema
Pola Pandora Film
Amka Films Productions
The Match Factory
RSI Radiotelevisione Svizerra
SRG SSR
ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel
ZDF / ARTE

Production Design

Emita Frigato

Sales

The Match Factory

Scenario

Alice Rohrwacher

Sound Design

Christophe Giovannoni

Year of Production

2014

Website

Alice ROHRWACHER (1980, Italië) studeerde literatuur en filosofie aan de universiteit van Turijn en specialiseerde zich in het schrijven van scenario’s. Haar speelfilmdebuut Corpo celeste (2011) was de opening van de Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes. Rohrwachers tweede speelfilm Le meraviglie (2014), waarin ze haar zus Alba Rohrwacher regisseert, won de Grand Prix van het Cannes filmfestival in 2014.

 

Filmography

Checosamanca (2006, doc, co-dir), Corpo celeste (2011), Le meraviglie/The Wonders (2014), 9×10 novanta (segment: Una canzone) (2014, doc)