The Pupille Review: The Confirmation of Belief

A film that is Italian-language, and revolves around a Christian orphanage.

Le Pupille is a short film originating in Italy. It revolves around a Christian boarding school and its religious traditions. This film is written and directed by Alice Rohrwacher, and produced by the Academy Award-winning filmmakers Alfonso Cuaron, Carlo Cresto-Dina and Gabriela Rodriguez. And has an absolute runtime of 90 minutes.

An entire movie includes Alba Rohrwacher, Melissa Falasconi, Greta Zuccheri Montanari, Carmen Pommella, Lady Maru, Luciano Vergaro, Carlo Tarmati, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. Helene Louvart also is the cinematographer of the film, while Carlotta Cristiani is the editor.

The official synopsis of that film means it’s written like a comic book.

From the author and director, Alice Rohrwacher, and Oscar winning director, Alfonso Cuaron, Le Pupille’s story is fantasy. This live-action short is about desires, pure and selfish, about freedom and devotion, and about anarchy, capable of flowering in the minds of girls in the confines of a strict religious boarding school on Christmas Eve.

-Le Pupille Review does not contain Spoiler–

This short movie starts with a glimpse of an orthodox Christian orphanage in the face of a war. And finds a number of rebellious orphan girls, which learns to take care of the strict mannerisms of the place. At first, the setting itself clears out all the doubts about freedom and routine and propagates the notion of inclusiveness.

To be sure, they are often told the virtues of heaven and hell, with the latter being a place of fire and extreme temperatures. And in particular, this is done to prevent them from being frightened in the everyday world.

If one of the girls that the nun describes as the wicked, the plot moves quickly. An innocent mistake completely transforms the culture of the group and makes them happy to sing songs of dance and emotions.

There are also some particular parties in the Pupille area where girls are prepared for Christmas day carols. Another visitor brings a cake with 70 eggs (in wartime). The whole scene starts looking unexpectedly, and that way the nuns generate some kind of ruckus, allowing the naive to control the visitor.

A still he wrote about in the short film The Pupille.

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The story takes place at a comical and meta-equal climax, that ends on an emotional note. All in all, this Italian short film is a beautiful watch, and excels in capturing the different freedoms.

Humour is another important element in this short film and is effectively used. Even in the scene where all the girls, are brought on to clean their tongues after singing the lyrics of the radio song. The whole thing was hilarious, while daunting, and was the expression of orthodox customs in brilliant form.

Le Pupille: Final Thoughts.

A still in this short story.

This short film, directed by Italy, is an amazing watch. It has a wide range of emotions that make you feel comfortable. Moreover, there are certain moments that will make you laugh, laugh and think deeply.

You can watch the movie on Disney Plus Hotstar.

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