The wonders

The wonders

Streaming Video - 2015 | Italian
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12-year-old Gelsomina comes of age on her family's beekeeping farm in rural Italy. Despite efforts to preserve their pastoral existence, modern life intervenes by way of a TV contest & the arrival of a juvenile delinquent.
Publisher: [United States] : Oscilloscope Pictures, 2015.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 111 min.)) : sd., col.
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Mar 26, 2019

I couldn't watch this. There are two options for subtitles, on and off. Fair enough, except that 'on' gives you subtitles for the hearing-impaired, i.e. every sound in the movie is explained - "chair shuffling", "man shouting", "whistling", even "plop" when someone uses the toilet. I tried every option to get plain old English subtitles, including changing soundtracks, without success. So unless your Italian is tip-top or you can put up with the annoying footnotes you're not likely to enjoy what is, going by critics' reviews, an interesting film.

Aug 26, 2016

This film won the Cannes Grand Prize of the Jury, which means that it was considered to be the second best film of the year. It reminds me of the Italian film of many decades ago, “La Terra Trema.” What I remember of that film was the minute to minute details of the hard working lives of the fishermen. This time it is beekeepers. In Hollywood films, the workers would have nicely pressed and perfectly clean clothes. Well in this film, the characters wear rags, are sweaty, have ragged hair, and act just like people that put in 12 hour work days, seven days a week.

Aug 01, 2016

This arthouse piece from Italy has hits and misses, but is in general an enjoyable film to watch. In Italian and German with subtitles.


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