Category: feature
Director: Carmen Jaquier
Producer: Flavia Zanon
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2022
Length: 92'
Production Status: completed


In the summer of 1900, pious 17-year-old Elisabeth learns of the death of her sister, Innocente. Ripped away from the nunnery where she planned to spend her life, she returns home to the Valais valley, where her sister’s name has become taboo. Then, an encounter with three village boys and Innocente’s hidden diary awakens something fresh and wild in the touch-starved Elisabeth. Reminiscent of Jane Campion’s The Piano, Carmen Jaquier’s debut draws on the staggering beauty of the mountains and rivers, in an elemental portrayal of youth caught between restriction and discovery, desire and God.
(Sydney Film Festival 2023)

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