WANDER DARKLY (Lionsgate)
PREMIERED IN U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION
AT SUNDANCE 2020 DISTRIBUTED BY LIONSGATE
In the aftermath of a traumatic incident, Adrienne (Sienna Miller) finds herself in a disorienting state of limbo, unstuck in time and witnessing life from a distance. Forced to confront her troubled relationship with her longtime partner, Matteo (Diego Luna), and the future of their infant daughter, Adrienne must relive and renegotiate the events of the recent past—and solve the mystery of the accident. Stepping into the shadows with Matteo, Adrienne looks for clues about what went wrong between them.
Gently moving between the enigmatic and the romantic, Wander Darkly traverses genre borders, taking us on a journey that is both uncanny and emotionally resonant. Miller gives a wonderfully layered performance, navigating the film’s demanding tonal shifts. Luna is both elusive and engaged, walking the line between the film’s ethereal and earthly planes. Writer-director Tara Miele’s highly affecting existential drama deftly explores how we build narratives of love and loss from the fragmented memories of our lives.
"Miele directs her two leads to excellent performances and she's willing to take risks as a filmmaker that make this one of the more promising dramas that I've seen at this year's festival." - RogerEbert.com
"Writer-Director Tara Miele's slippery drama keeps the audience unsteady on their feet."