2014, Italy-Switzerland-Germany, 110’, Color, Italian-German
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Cast: Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo, Agnese Graziani, Monica Belluci, Luis Huillca Logrono, Eva Morrow, Maris Stella Morrow, Andre M. Hennicke
2014 Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize
A beekeeping family’s sincere and melancholic story.
Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters. She is the designated heir of the strange, secluded kingdom that her father constructed around them to protect his family from “the end of the world”. An extraordinary summer, when the strict rules that hold the family together, are beginning to break: in part due to the arrival of Martin, a German boy on a youth rehabilitation program, and in part the local community’s participation in a TV competition for big prizes “Village Wonders”, presented by the mysterious Milly Catena.