Episode #31: The Wonders (Alice Rohrwacher, 2014)

We visit the world of Tuscan agriculture with Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders (Le meraviglie), an award-winning drama about a struggling family of bee farmers, who get a chance to represent their way of life on a TV competition show. This rich film explores the gap between the authentic and artificial, employs the shadow as a fascinating cinematographic symbol, and even has echoes of Fellini films. 

Plus, some quick news updates on the Nastro d’Argento awards and a review of Alessandro Guida & Matteo Pilati’s Mascarpone (2021).

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This episode features the following music excerpts:

  • “Don’t Love Me” by Teresa MascianĂ 
  • “T’Appartengo” by Ambra

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