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AFS Presents: THE WONDERS
December 15, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
DIRECTED BY ALICE ROHRWACHER
Italy, 2014, DCP, 110 min
In Italian, French, and German with English Subtitles
The transcendently cinematic films of Federico Fellini might come to mind when you first experience THE WONDERS, the stunning Cannes-award winner that captures one pivotal summer for a family of Italian beekeepers in Tuscany. Inspired by a television crew from the big city promoting national Agronomy, young Gelsomina is convinced she can solve her parents’ and farm’s money troubles by entering a televised agricultural products promotion contest for “Most Traditional Family”. Loosely based on her own upbringing, Alice Rohrwacher’s second film proves that she’s Italy’s next great auteur.
“A personal, intimate film riffing on the wonderful strangeness of families – equally capable of love and destructiveness, happiness and despair, often all at the same time.” -Dave Calhoun, Time Out
“Grounded in direct experience but alive to the unexpected, The Wonders signals the maturation of a significant cinematic talent.” Tom Charity, CINEMA SCOPE
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