Film of the day: The Wonder

The Wonder

Eerie atmospheric period drama starring Florence Pugh, adapted from the book of the same name by Emma Donoghue.

The year is 1862, the country is Ireland 13 years after the Great Famine. An English Nightingale Nurse Lib Wright (Pugh) is called to Ireland by a devout community to conduct a 15-day examination over one of their own. Anna O’Donnell (Kíla Lord Cassidy) is an 11-year-old girl who claims not to have eaten for four months, surviving miraculously on “manna from heaven”. As Anna’s health rapidly deteriorates, Lib is determined to unearth the truth, challenging the faith of a community that would prefer to stay believing.

The Wonder

Streaming on Netflix from 16 November.

Image: Christopher Barr/Netflix

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