The Wonders

The Wonders

The Wonders

Italian director Alice Rohrwacher follows up her admired first feature Corpo celeste with this coming-of-age drama and love letter to the traditional, rural lifestyle of Italy. Grand Prix winner at Cannes 2014.

"Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters. She is the designated heir of the strange, secluded kingdom that her father constructed around them to protect his family from “the end of the world”. An extraordinary summer, when the strict rules that hold the family together, are beginning to break: in part due to the arrival of Martin, a German boy on a youth rehabilitation program, and in part the local community’s participation in a TV competition for big prizes 'Village Wonders', presented by the mysterious Milly Catena." (Cannes Film Festival)

Grand Prix (runner-up) winner at Cannes Film Festival 2014
2014110 minsItaly, Switzerland, GermanyItalian, French and German with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Aiming to capture a young teen’s sense of belonging in a family determined to steer its own course, the pic has intermittent rewards yet isn’t weighty enough to justify a Cannes competish slot.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a light and diverting piece work... there is charm, though it is a little sentimental and undemanding, without the real emotional power that many were expecting from Rohrbacher.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A curiously resonant tale outside the norm affirms the importance and inherent mystery of the natural world.

Variety

Variety

press

Aiming to capture a young teen’s sense of belonging in a family determined to steer its own course, the pic has intermittent rewards yet isn’t weighty enough to justify a Cannes competish slot.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a light and diverting piece work... there is charm, though it is a little sentimental and undemanding, without the real emotional power that many were expecting from Rohrbacher.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A curiously resonant tale outside the norm affirms the importance and inherent mystery of the natural world.

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