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Cannes Review: Alice Rohrwacher's 'The Wonders' A Familiar But Deeply Felt Coming-Of-Age Tale

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 19, 2014 9:17 AM
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Le Meraviglie (The Wonders)
Recent years have seen the Cannes Film Festival take an increasing amount of heat for its paucity of female directors, and rightly so—the last couple of years saw either zero or one woman with a film in the Official Competition, with directors like Sofia Coppola and Claire Denis reduced to the sidebar sections. Festival head Thierry Fremaux has remained bullish, claiming that anything else would be tokenism, but he does seem to have paid some degree of attention: this year, female helmers in Competition have doubled, to a whopping two.

Watch: First Trailer For Cannes Competition Drama 'The Wonders' Starring Monica Bellucci

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 6, 2014 10:05 AM
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Le Meraviglie (The Wonders)
It's hard to believe, but the Cannes Film Festival kicks off next week. And that means the next seven days are going to see a lot of material flooding out there about the films hoping to break out, and one that's in the mix for the Palme d'Or is "La Merviglie," and the first trailer has arrived promising a unique experience.

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