The Wonders (2015)
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The Wonders (2015)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
October 30, 2015
Studio
Oscilloscope Pictures
Official Site
http://www.thewonders.oscilloscope.net/
Genre
Drama
Release Date
October 30, 2015
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
110 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Oscilloscope Pictures
Official Site
http://www.thewonders.oscilloscope.net/
Director
Alice Rohrwacher
Producer
Carlo Cresto-Dina
Screenwriter
Alice Rohrwacher
Starring
  • Alexandra Lungu
  • Sam Louwyck
  • Alba Rohrwacher
  • Sabine Timoteo
  • Luis Huilca
  • Monica Bellucci as Francesca

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and a standout at the New York Film Festival, young Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher's (Corpo Celeste) 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 (Maria Alexandra Lungu), who is struggling to find her footing in the world, and Rohrwacher conveys her adolescent sense of wonder and confusion with graceful naturalism.