Il cielo è sulla terra

by Massimo Arvat

Storie Italiane

(France, Italy / 2019 / 57’)

It was 1947 when Angela Volpini, seven-year-old shepherdess, begins to have visions. It's the Virgin Mary, who has chosen her to teach mankind the way of happiness on Earth. Through interviews, footage from the Luce archive and painting-like landscapes, emerges the memory of a girl who became an icon, followed by masses of young revolutionaries and intellectuals such as Pasolini. Embracing the possibility for human beings  to go beyond matter and touch the intangible, Massimo Arvat's first feature is nearly an historical reconstruction, swinging between psychedelic hallucination and divine miracle.

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