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The Goldfinch Rated 15

The Goldfinch

Dir. John Crowley. USA, 2019. 2h 29m. Starring Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Finn Wolfhard, Jeffrey Wright, Willa Fitzgerald, Oakes Fegley.

A young man’s life is torn apart by an explosion at an art gallery sending him on an odyssey of grief, regret and redemption. Adapted from Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, BAFTA Award-winning director John Crowley (Brooklyn) intelligently captures the intertwining themes of the stirring source material. 

‘Respectful of the source material's complex narrative and lengthy cast of characters, it emerges as an absorbing reflection on loss, sorrow and the power of great art to comfort and endure.’ Allan Hunter, Screen International

‘The Goldfinch resembles one of the many pieces of art that Theo admires during the film: it’s exquisite to look at but impossible to touch.’ Benjamin Lee, The Guardian