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The Wonders

Le Meraviglie
Director: Alice Rohrwacher

Italy, Switzerland, Germany, 2014, drama, 111 min, italian and german with lithuanian subtitles, V

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. 

Awards:

2014 m. – Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival. 

About the director:

 

Alice Rohrwacher was born in 1981 in Fiesole (Italy) and studied in Turin and Lisbon. She has worked in music as performing musician for theatre and in documentary filmmaking as editor and director. Her first feature Heavenly Body (Corpo Celeste, 2011)  premiered in Cannes, was then selected in Sundance, New York, London, Rio, Tokyo film festivals and released in the US, UK, France.

Screenplay: Alice Rohrwacher

Dir. of Photography: Hélène Louvart

Cast: Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo, Agnese Graziani, Monica Bellucci