Keswick Film Club - The Wonders

Friday 26th February 12:30 PM

The Wonders (La Meraviglie)

Director: Alice Rohrwacher Country: Italy
Cert: 15 Year: 2014 Length: 110 mins Language: Italian/French/German
The Wonders

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Score: 65.08% Attendance: 131

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Synopsis

Winner of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix, The Wonders is a startling second feature from writer-director Alice Rohrwacher. It centers on Gelsomina (Maria Alexandra Lungo) the eldest daughter of a bee-keeping family in rural Tuscany. Her late-in-life exposure to the modern world - in the form of a chintzy reality TV show and its glamorous hostess (Monica Bellucci) – are at odds with her father's proudly traditional way of life. Within its framework this film delivers an intimate response to the age-old conflict between modernity and tradition.

Critics

open_quote A pure Delight close_quote The Telegraph


open_quote Magical realism, marvellous casting close_quote The Guardian


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