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The Wonders

Cinematography by Hélène Louvart

featuring

Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo,

“Rohrwacher’s vivid story of teenage yearning and confusion revolves around a beekeeping family in rural central Italy: German-speaking father, Italian mother, four girls. Two unexpected arrivals prove disruptive, especially for the pensive oldest daughter. The father takes in a troubled teenage boy as part of a welfare program, and a television crew shows up to enlist local farmers in a kitschy celebration of Etruscan culinary traditions (a slyly self-mocking Monica Bellucci plays the bewigged host). Louvart’s lensing combines a documentary attention to daily ritual with an evocative atmosphere of mystery to conjure a richly concrete world that is subject to the magical thinking of adolescence.”

Film Society of Lincoln Center
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Alice Rohrwacher
Cinematographer
  • Hélène Louvart
Language
  • Italian
  • French
  • German
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 110 mins
Source
  • Oscilloscope Laboratories