I eventually had to check out The Wonders for two reasons.
One being that it's the same director to one of my favourite Italian films - Happy as Lazzaro, and the second being that it features Monica Bellucci, a woman I've always found incredibly alluring.
To my disappointment, Bellucci's screen time is very limited. And although the film's vibe and style is a close relative to Happy as Lazzaro, it lacks that film's subtle mystical surrealism.
Apart from that, it's another quality flick about a family out in the boondocks doing their own thing and enjoying a life surrounded by unspoiled nature. But 'enjoying' is a bit of a stretch, because it's not fun and games every day, and they're barely getting by. Living in paradise still comes at a price.
And although The Wonders is 7 years old at the time of writing, Monica Bellucci looked absolutely captivating, and still looks stunning now at 56.