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

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


The film relates a young girl's experience of coming to age and receiving Confirmation. Her parish is run by a corrupt priest, Don Mario, and his helpers. The film covers her relationship not only with herself but with the alienating world which surrounds her, including the Catholic Church.



  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 154. ISBN 978-1908215017.
  2. ^ "The moon in May". BFI. Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2012.