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The Wonder

Dir: Sebastián Lelio
Cast: Florence Pugh, Tom Burke, Kíla Lord Cassidy
109mins   2022   UK   15   English | Irish Gaelic   

The Irish Midlands, 1862: a young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year old Anna O'Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harbouring a saint 'surviving on manna from heaven' or are there more ominous motives at work? A psychological thriller inspired by the 19th century phenomenon of the 'fasting girls' and adapted from the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue.

'Few will remain unmoved by this intriguingly adventurous and thought-provoking drama' - Mark Kermode, Observer