After premiering at Cannes, Corpo celeste director Alice Rohrwacher‘s Le Meraviglie (The Wonders) will finally touch down in the United States the end of the month Also starring Monica Bellucci and Alba Rohrwacher, we noted the film has been “praised for its alternation of intimacy and universality, tightness and openness, and the mixing of verisimilitude with wonder.”
Following the story of fourteen-year-old Gelsomina who lives in the Umbrian countryside with her sweetly dysfunctional family, we’re pleased to exclusively debut a clip, courtesy of Oscilloscope. The preview features one of the most memorable sequences from the film in which Gelsomina first shows off her bit of performance art with the bee.
Check it out below, along with the poster, for the film starring Monica Bellucci, Alba Rohrwacher, André Hennicke, Margarete Tiesel, Sabine Timoteo, and Sam Louwyck. One can also see the U.S. trailer here.
Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and a standout at the New York Film Festival, young Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher’s (Corpo Celeste) entrancing, richly textured drama centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in the Tuscan countryside. The dynamic of their overcrowded household is disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand and a reality TV show (featuring a host played by Monica Bellucci) intent on showcasing the family. Both intrusions are of particular interest to the eldest daughter, Gelsomina (Maria Alexandra Lungu), who is struggling to find her footing in the world, and Rohrwacher conveys her adolescent sense of wonder and confusion with graceful naturalism.
The Wonders will enter a limited release on October 30 and expand in the coming weeks.