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Not of this World

Caterina, a young nun, is about to take her final vows. But her life changes when she finds an abandoned baby. As she searches for the child’s family, she meets Ernesto. Together, they seek the truth about the baby and re-evaluate their own lives.

Not of this World is a magical film about love, truth, religion, and family ties. The film swept the Italian Academy Awards and won prizes at the Chicago, Montreal, and AFI film festivals. In the words of the Los Angeles Times, Not of this World “possesses a seductive warmth and passion and a lyrical style that are in the finest tradition of the Italian cinema.”

Starring: Margherita Buy, Silvio Orlando, & Carolina Freschi. Director: Giuseppe Piccioni. Cinematographer: Lucia Bigazzi. Writers: Giuseppe Piccioni, Gualtiero Rosella, & Lucia Zei. Editor: Esmeralda Calabria. Score: Ludovico Einaudi. Producer: Lionello Cerri.

Italy / 1999 / 100 minutes / color / Italian with English subtitles