The drama “The Wonder”, directed by Sebastián Lelio, based on the book by Emma Donoghue, stars Florence Pugh (“Black Widow”), Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Josie Walker, Elaine Cassidy, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Toby Jones, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O’Byrne and Ciarán Hinds, now streaming on Netflix:
“…in the ‘Irish Midlands’ in 1862, a young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse ‘Lib Wright’ is brought to a tiny village to observe young ‘Anna O’Donnell’.
“Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harbouring a saint ‘surviving on manna from heaven’ or are there more ominous motives at work?”
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