THE WONDERS (14A) APR 17 – 23


Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters.  The Wonders centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in central Italy where Gelsomina 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.”  At twelve years of age, she is practically the head of the house.  The dynamic of their overcrowded household is disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand, and a production crew recruiting local farmers to participate in a TV competition for big prizes called “Village Wonders,” presented by the mysterious Milly Catena (Monica Bellucci).  Both intrusions are of particular interest to Gelsomina, who is struggling to find her footing in the world, and Rohrwacher manages to convey her adolescent sense of wonder and confusion with characteristically graceful naturalism.  Set in her hometown and starring her sister Alba (as the mother), Alice Rohrwacher was inspired by her own upbringing when developing this award-winning fable.

Fri, Sat & Sun  7:00PM
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur  7:00PM


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