Le Meraviglie (The Wonders)

Alice Rohrwacher
Italy
Germany
Switzerland
110 min
2014
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Synopsis: 

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.

Screenplay: Alice Rohrwacher

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

Cinematography by: Hélène Louvart

Film editing: Marco Spoletini

Producers: Carlo Cresto-Dina, Karl Baumgartner, Tiziana Soudani, Michael Weber

Production: Tempesta Film, Amka Films, Rai Cinema, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions

Sales agent: The Match Factory