Watch: US Trailer for Cannes Grand Prix Winner ‘The Wonders’

The first U.S. trailer for Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders (Le meraviglie) — which won the Grand Prix at Cannes last year — has arrived. Back in the spring of this year, Oscilloscope acquired U.S. rights for the film and plans a limited release on October 30.

This personal piece of work features Monica Bellucci as the rural goddess, but the film centers on four siblings who live in the Umbrian countryside and the one summer that changed all of their lives. The shots of bees crawling from 12-year-old Gelsomina’s (Maria Alexandra Lungu) mouth add a magical-realist element to it.

Watch the trailer for The Wonders, co-starring Alba Rohrwacher, André Hennicke, Margarete Tiesel, Sabine Timoteo, and Sam Louwyck.

I think the organizing principle of this low-key observational drama is beekeeping.

Le Meraviglie Cannes 2014

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and a standout at the New York Film Festival, young Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher’s (Corpo Celeste) entrancing, richly textured drama 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 teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand and a reality TV show (featuring a host played by Monica Bellucci) intent on showcasing the family. Both intrusions are of particular interest to the eldest daughter, Gelsomina (Maria Alexandra Lungu), who is struggling to find her footing in the world, and Rohrwacher conveys her adolescent sense of wonder and confusion with graceful naturalism.