Netflix fans are in luck because the platform is preparing the premiere of The Prodigy. A mystery, suspense and religious overtones film starring Bloom Pugh. The actress has undoubtedly established herself as one of the best of her generation and also as one of the most beloved by the audience. Accustomed perhaps to suspense themes (midsummer: terror does not wait for the night, Do not worry honey), however, here he strays a bit from the course to enter a film that drinks little from commercialism and leans more towards auteur cinema.
The premiere of The Prodigy It promises to be one of the most interesting Netflix has at the end of this year. And it is that in addition to its intriguing story about the investigation of a miraculous girl in a remote town in Ireland during the Victorian era, behind the joint camera an extremely fascinating and promising team.
Learn more about The Prodigythe new premiere of Netflix.
What is The Prodigy about?
In a remote province of Ireland, during the year 1862, the locals, curious from outside and the faithful of the church meet to meet the girl who has not eaten for months. The very popular phenomenon of the “fasting women” during those years gave way to stories of miracles and unprecedented religious faith. This film explores that section of history.
It will be the mission of nurse Lib Wright, and a nun, to figure out if everything is a ruse, or if an inexplicable event really takes place. At first the church hires Wright and assigns him the task of watching over the girl, but he later becomes an inconvenience. For the religious institution there are compelling reasons both to contradict history and to proclaim divine intervention on earth.
Thus the protagonist must fight against all fronts while finding the truth. The most important thing for her is the well-being of the infant. But what is most important to all the groups and interests that surround it? The mystery will be solved when the movie hits the streaming.
Of course the most striking part of the film is the presence of actress Florence Pugh. Her performance has been acclaimed by those who have been able to see the tape and her contribution is also a pretty powerful incentive to want to see it. She must gracefully play a nurse willing to discover the truth regardless of whether she must face the community, religious fanaticism, or the dictates of a misogynistic society.
Next to him are the actor Toby Jones (saga Harry Potter), Ciarán Hinds (Belfast), Tom Burke (Mank), Kíla Lord Cassidy (The Doorman) and Niamh Algar (Raised by Wolves).
The film is directed by none other than the Chilean Sebastián Lelio. The filmmaker achieved fame and even won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film with a fantastic woman. In his filmography there are also two versions of his film Glory (one Chilean, one American) and disobedience. All of them stories of women who face the conventions. Your place within The ProdigyIt certainly feels right.
Lelio adapted the story with screenwriter Alice Birch, from the novel written by Emma Donoghue. The literary author has several published titles to her credit, but she stands out Room, the story of a mother who is kidnapped for years and must raise a child in captivity. You may remember the film adaptation of said novel with Brie Larson as the protagonist.
The photography is carried out by Ari Wegner, the first female film photographer to be nominated for an Oscar for the power of the dog. The music is authored by Matthew Herbert, who has already worked with Lelio on all of his previous films. An effective dumbbell.
The great mystery of The Prodigy It will be solved when the film’s premiere is effective on November 16. Of course it will be available immediately on the Netflix platform.
Luis Angel H. Mora My most stable relationship is with the movies, parties and music. I love writing about cinema, meeting new people and sharing ideas. Idealistic in every way, I guess that’s my Ascendant Aquarian trait.