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The Wonders

The Wonders

Date: February 23, 2020

Location: Virtual

An entrancing, richly textured drama that 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 teenage boy taken in as a farmhand and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family. Both intrusions are of particular interest to the eldest daughter, Gelsomina, who is struggling to find her footing in the world.

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, February 23rd in the UICA theater.

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.


Panel Discussion for The Wonders:

Moderator: Christina Dugan

Panelist(s): Carl Plantinga (film); Ruggero Batan (culture)

More about Chiaroscuro's 14th Season:

2020 Series Theme: Together

Chiaroscuro International Film Series, together with Grand Rapids Sister Cities International, presents a selection of award-winning films from Mexico, Poland, Japan, Italy, and Ghana.

Sister cities: Zapopan, Mexico; Bielsko-Biala, Poland; Omihachiman, Japan; Perugia, Italy; and Ga District, Ghana.



The Wonders Official Trailer

Chiaroscuro thanks our sponsors and community partners:

Compass College of Cinematic Arts

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