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The Wonders 15 rating

An enchanting, otherworldly coming-of-age drama about a teenage girl who enters her unwilling family into a TV talent show.

Drama 2014 111 mins

Director: Alice Rohrwacher


Gelsomina is a typically frustrated teenager, wearied by her seemingly pleasant, rustic existence on her family’s bee-keeping farm. Unexpectedly, she drags her family into 21st-century modernity by unwittingly entering them into a bizarre TV talent show.

The distinctive, thoroughly strange yet matter-of-fact atmosphere of this offbeat fairytale is difficult to describe and effortlessly enchanting. It also reaffirms director Alice Rohrwacher (Corpo Celeste) as one of Italian cinema’s major new talents.