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Alice Rohrwacher

Italian film director
The basics
Occupation Film director Screenwriter
Country Italy
Date of birth Fiesole
Authority Library of congress id ISNI id IMDB id VIAF id
The details

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.


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Editor
2005 Un piccolo spettacolo Yes Yes Documentary film (also as cinematographer)
2006 Checosamanca Yes Documentary film
2008 Boygo Yes Short film
2008 Tradurre Yes Documentary film
2009 In tempo, ma rubato Yes Documentary film
2009 Residuo fisso Yes Documentary short (also as cinematographer)
2011 Heavenly Body Yes Yes 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
2014 The Wonders Yes Yes Abu Dhabi Film Festival - Black Pearl Award
2014 Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prix
Munich Film Festival - CineVision Award
2014 9x10 novanta Yes Yes Documentary film (segment: "Una canzone")
2015 De Djess Yes Yes Short film

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