Le pupille

The Pupils

Alice Rohrwacher
Duration: 37 min.
Country: Italia
Language: Italiano
Year: 2022
Friday 4th, 16:40 hs., Del Paseo (Sala Paseo 1)
Sunday 6th, 13:40 hs., Del Paseo (Sala Paseo 1)
Monday 7th, 13:40 hs., Del Paseo (Sala Paseo 1)

Written and directed by Alice Rohrwacher, shot in 16mm with Alfonso Cuarón as producer, with the support of Disney Studios and a Cannes Film Festival premiere, The Pupils’ pedigree largely exceeds what a simple short film can show. Like almost everything the filmmaker has shot, especially The Wonders and Happy as Lazzaro, it is a fable about the most pure and innocent desires. But it’s also a tale about freedom understood as a desire as well as an emotional explosion. And it is also a staging of the childhood fantasies of a group of orphaned girls a new Christmas finds confined in a boarding school, alone in mutual company. Set during the 1940s and overflowing with a vigorous Christmas spirit, the short by Rohrwacher is also a vital tribute to the cinema from Hollywood’s classical period, and honors the Disney tradition.

Alice Rohrwacher

Alice Rohrwacher was born in Fiesole, Toscana, Italy, in 1981. She studied in Torino and Lisbon, and also worked as an editor and music performer. Her filmography includes the features Corpo Celeste (2011), The Wonders (2014, International Competition 29th Festival) and Happy as Lazzaro (2018).

Data Sheet:

G: Alice Rohrwacher
F: Hélène Louvart
E: Chiara Polizzi
S: Angelo Bonanni
M: Norina Liccardo
P: Alfonso Cuarón, Carlo Cresto-Dina, Gabriela Rodriguez
CP: Walt Disney Company
I: Alba Rohrwacher, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Melissa Falasconi


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