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The Wonders

+ pre-recorded intro by director Mark Cousins

Le meraviglie

A Cannes Grand Prize winning coming-of-age drama from one of Italy’s most exciting contemporary directors.

Image from The Wonders + pre-recorded intro by director Mark Cousins

Italy-Switzerland-Germany 2014
Dir Alice Rohrwacher
With Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Monica Bellucci
111min
Digital
English subtitles
Certificate 15

This sophomore feature from Italian writer-director Alice Rohrwacher is a personal and tender coming-of-age drama. Set on a family-run beekeeping farm in rural Italy, it centres on the oldest daughter, Gelsomina, who tries to find her place within her unusual family. The arrival of a young German boy and an Italian production crew running a Fellini-esque TV show become turning points in this Cannes Grand Prix winner.