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The Wonder, the power stories have over our lives

The Wonder, the power stories have over our lives

By Rapt

This week, we discuss The Wonder (2022), directed by Sebastián Lelio and based on the novel by Emma Donoghue. Set shortly after the Great Famine, it follows an English nurse sent to a rural Irish village to observe a young 'fasting girl', who is seemingly able to miraculously survive without eating.

Hannah, Maisie and Lowri chat about the power of storytelling and the hold it has over people’s lives - a prominent theme in the film. And they, of course, discuss the magnificent performances of Florence Pugh and Niamh Algar.

Trigger warning - this episode discusses eating disorders, so if this is not the right episode for you, please check out some of our other episodes.

Join us next week for our final episode in a little while, where we will be watching the ultimate classic '10 Things I Hate About You’. It is available to watch on Disney+ and to rent on Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Google Play.

You can find a full transcript of this episode here.

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