Dresses run ashore like survivors from a shipwreck. A nun spots them from afar and they're quickly scooped up, laid to dry, and find a new life as celebrities in an unnamed local hotel run by the entrepreneurial nuns. A herd of paparazzi stampede the lobby with their invasive zoom lenses. But something's not quite right. The story they want isn't the story they're about to be given. That story belongs to a very special dress and she's going to tell it exactly her way.
"I felt it was right to give the lead role to a dress, and put myself inside". [Alice Rohrwacher]
ALICE ROHRWACHER (Fiesole, 1981) studied in Turin and Lisbon. She made her first documentary, Un piccolo spettacolo, in 2003. In 2006 she took part in the collective documentary Checosamanca. Her first feature Corpo Celeste premiered in Cannes (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) in 2011, was then selected in Sundance, New York, London, Rio, Tokyo film festivals and released in the US, UK, France. Rohrwacher's second feature The Wonders won the Grand Prix du Jury at the 2014 Festival de Cannes along with the Best Film Prize at München Filmfest.