The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch 15

Film

Please note: This was screened in Oct 2019

Director:
John Crowley
Cast:
Ansel Elgort,  Oakes Fegley,  Aneurin Barnard, Nicole Kidman
Duration:
149 mins, 2019, USA
Primary language:
English

John Crowley (Brooklyn) elegantly adapts Donna Tartt's globally-acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning novel about a teenager whose mother is killed in a terrorist attack.

Theodore Decker (Oakes Fegley and then Ansel Elgort) was 13-years-old when his mother died in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, as he negotiates criminal plots, personal secrets, and the transformative power of art.

Stuffed with brilliant performances (from Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Wilson and Sarah Paulson to name a few) and beautifully shot by the legendary Oscar®-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins, this is a stately and sophisticated adaptation of a modern masterpiece.