The Wonders
aka Le meraviglie
First screened in December 2015
Director: Alice Rohrwacher. Cast: Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Agnese Graziani, Sabine Timoteo, Luis Huilca, Monica Bellucci, Eva Lea Pace Morrow, Maris Stella Morrow, André Hennicke, Carlo Tarmati, Margarete Tiesel. Screenplay: Alice Rohrwacher.

Twitter Capsule: Manages rusticity and mystery at the same time. Filtered credibly through young girl's POV but sees in all directions.

VOR:   After so much lavish spectacle in recent Italian film, this is a welcome return to Taviani-ish rural naturalism, with plausibly contemporary notes. Rohrwacher steps further up.

Photo © 2014 Tempesta/Rai Cinema/Amka Films Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Cannes Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize

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