How does Alice Rohrwacher focalise globalisation in The Wonders?

Alice Rohrwacher’s enchanting coming-of-age tale was first released in 2014, and picked up the Cannes’ Grand Prix award.

Video essayist Jessica McGoff revisits the offbeat fairytale, set on a honey-bee farm in rural Italy, to explore what living in a global economy feels like…


Jessica McGoff is a critical writer and video essayist based in Scotland. She has been published in the likes of Sight & Sound, NotebookMUBI and Another Gaze. Her video work has been shown at festivals and conferences in Rotterdam, Stuttgart and Lisbon, as well as part of academic curriculums.

Her previous work can be viewed on Vimeo.

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