This year’s LFF continues apace and tonight the Royal Festival Hall played host to the premiere of Netflix’s The Wonder. The film stars Florence Pugh, Tom Burke, Kila Lord Cassidy, Elaine Cassidy, Toby Jones, Niamh Algar and was written by Sebastián Lelio, Alice Birch, Emma Donoghue and directed by Lelio.

The film will hit the streaming service on 16th November after an initial run in cinemas. Colin Hart, Ethan Hart and Scott Davis were on the red carpet, here are their interviews.

The Wonder LFF Premiere Interviews


Inspired by the 19th-century phenomenon of the ‘fasting girls’ and adapted from the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue (writer of Room), the film, set in the Irish Midlands, 1862 – follows a young girl who stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-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 harbouring a saint ‘surviving on manna from heaven’ or are there more ominous motives at work?