Alice Rohrwacher (born 29 December 1982) is an Italian film director and screenwriter.
Life and career
Rohrwacher was born in Fiesole, in Tuscany, to an Italian mother and German father. She spent her youth in the city of Castel Giorgio, where her mother was born and her father Reinhard worked as a beekeeper. She is the sister of the Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher. She studied literature and philosophy at the University of Turin and then specialized in screenwriting at the Holden School in Turin.
Her first experience in filmmaking was in 2006, when directing a part of the Italian documentary Checosamanca.
In 2011 she directed her first feature film Heavenly Body, which premiered at the Directors' Fortnight during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim.
Her second feature film, The Wonders, won the Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Also in
2014 Rohrwacher was appointed the President of the International Jury for the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.
Un piccolo spettacolo
Documentary film (also as cinematographer)
In tempo, ma rubato
Documentary short (also as cinematographer)
Göteborg Film Festival - International Debut Award Nastro d'Argento for Best New Director Nominated—2011 Cannes Film Festival - Caméra d'Or Nominated—David di Donatello for Best New Director
Abu Dhabi Film Festival - Black Pearl Award 2014 Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prix Munich Film Festival - CineVision Award