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THE WONDERS

by Alice Rohrwacher

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.

international title: The Wonders
original title: Le meraviglie
country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Alice Rohrwacher
film run: 110'
release date: IT 22/05/2014, PL 23/01/2015, RO 6/02/2015, FR 11/02/2015, BE 11/02/2015, ES 27/02/2015
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
art director: Emita Frigato
costumes designer: Loredana Buscemi
music: Piero Crucitti
producer: Carlo Cresto-Dina, Karl Baumgartner, Tiziana Soudani, Michael Weber
production: Tempesta, Amka Films, RAI Cinema, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions
backing: Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo - Direzione Generale per il Cinema, Pola Pandora, Cineteca di Bologna, Regione Toscana
distributor: Bim Distribuzione, Abc Distribution, Gutek Film, Karma Films, Transilvania Film