The Wonders

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The Wonders
director:
Alice Rohrwacher
cast:
Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Monica Bellucci

Winner of the 2014 Cannes Grand Prix, this entrancing, richly textured drama centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in the Tuscan countryside. The dynamic of their overcrowded household is disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand and a reality TV show (featuring a host played by Monica Bellucci) intent on showcasing the family. Both intrusions are of particular interest to the eldest daughter, Gelsomina, who is struggling to find her footing in the world; director Rohrwacher conveys her adolescent sense of wonder and confusion with graceful naturalism. “Grounded in direct experience but alive to the unexpected, The Wonders signals the maturation of a significant cinematic talent.” (Cinema Scope)

website: thewonders.oscilloscope.net

format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 50 minutes
release year/country
2014 Italy
subtitled