Le Meraviglie (The Wonders)Le Meraviglie (The Wonders)

by Alice Rohrwacher

Le Meraviglie (The Wonders)

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.

Director

Alice Rohrwacher was born in 1981 in Fiesole (Italy) and studied in Turin and Lisbon. She has worked in music as performing musician for theatre and in documentary filmmaking as editor and director. Her first feature CORPO CELESTE premiered in Cannes (Quinzaine des realisatuers) in 2011, was then selected in Sundance, New York, London, Rio, Tokyo film festivals and released in the US, UK, France.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2014 - Le Meraviglie (The Wonders)
2011 - Corpo Celeste

 

Cast

Alexandra Lungu - Gelsomina
Sam Louwyck - Wolfgang (father)
Alba Rohrwacher - Angelica (mother)
Sabine Timoteo - Cocò
Agnese Graziani - Marianella
Monica Bellucci - Milly Catena

Crew

written and directed by Alice Rohrwacher
produced by Carlo Cresto-Dina, Karl "Baumi" Baumgartner, Tiziana Soudani, Michael Weber
director of photography Hélène Louvart
editing Marco Spoletini
sound Christophe Giovannoni
set design Emita Frigato
costumes Loredana Buscemi
make up artist Miria Germano
hair design Daniela Tartari
sound editing Marta Billingsley
casting Chiara Polizzi
original music Piero Crucitti

Technical Data

Format: DCP / 1:1.85 / Color / 5.1
Length: 111 min
Original language: Italian, French, German

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