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Sedona Film Fest presents ‘The Wonder’ premiere Nov. 11-17

Academy Award-nominee Florence Pugh stars in film adapted from acclaimed novel

Photo provided by SIFF

Photo provided by SIFF


Originally Published: November 9, 2022 1:20 a.m.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Wonder” showing Nov. 11-17 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“The Wonder” – starring Academy Award-nominee Florence Pugh – is the tale of a young Irish girl, Anna O’Donnell, whose Catholic family claim she has eaten nothing since her eleventh birthday … four months ago.

The Irish Midlands, 1862: A young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) is brought to a tiny village to observe 11-year old Anna O’Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months.

Is the village harboring a saint ‘surviving on manna from heaven’ or are there more ominous motives at work?

“The Wonder” is a psychological thriller inspired by the 19th century phenomenon of the “fasting girls” and adapted from the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue (Room).

“Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17; 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13; and 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit SedonaFilmFestival.org.

Information provided by SIFF.