LFF, TODAY “THE WONDERS” (“LE MERAVIGLIE”)
Don’t miss “The Wonders” (“Le Meraviglie”) by Alice Rohrwacher today at the London Film Festival.
Tickets are available: the screening will take place at the Vue West End Cinema at 8.30pm (the next one will be on Wednesday 8.45 at Hackney Picturehouse). Book your seats here.
The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It tells the beguiling story of a summer in the life of 12 year old Gelsomina, whose family – exiled from modern life in rural Italy – is disrupted by the arrival of a bizarre TV talent show from the city, and a deliquent German boy from a rehabilitation program, who comes to work on their bee-keeping farm.
Adrian Wootton writes: “Following her critically acclaimed debut feature Corpo Celeste (LFF 2011) Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher returns with an equally beguiling story. A family, ‘exiled’ from modern life in rural Italy, attempt to survive by running a bee-keeping farm. The main focus is on eldest daughter Gelsomina, whose frustration at her limited life are partially expressed by entering the unwilling family into a bizarre TV talent show. The Wonders has the distinctive, enchanting atmosphere of an offbeat fairytale. Cinematically rich and emotionally resonant, it features exceptional performances, particularly the younger cast members, as well as the director’s sister Alba Rohrwacher, who plays the mother”.
The UK distributor of the film is Soda Pictures.
Read here the review on The Telegraph by Robbie Collin (“a mesmerising coming-of-age tale”).