Wander Darkly (15)
Wander Darkly (15)
Director: Tara Miele
Runtime: 1h 37m
Cast: Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Vanessa Bayer, Aimee Carrero, Beth Grant, Ayden Mayeri, Tory Kittles, Inde Navarrette, James Landry Hébert
Synopsis: A traumatic accident leaves a couple in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of their shared moments.
Premiered in competition at the 2020 Sundance Film, writer-director Tara Miele’s personal exploration of trauma and parenthood in the aftermath of tragedy offers a profound new perspective on the delicate nature of relationships, with an emotionally moving story about a couple who must reflect on their past in order to face their uncertain future.
In Wander Darkly, a traumatic accident leaves a couple, Adrienne [Sienna Miller – G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), American Sniper (2014), Layer Cake (2004), The Lost City of Z (2016)]) and Matteo [Diego Luna – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Y Tu Mamá También (2001), The Book of Life (2014), Milk (2008)] in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of their shared moments. By reliving fond recollections from the beginning of their romance while also navigating the overwhelming truths of their present, they must rediscover the love that truly binds them together.
A mature, metaphysical relationship drama, beautifully made, cleverly edited and visually stunning, Wander Darkly explores life’s big questions and can be vexing, but strong work and the chemistry between Sienna Miller and Diego Luna is convincing.
Introspective, supernatural with surprising plot twists, director Tara Miele – who has built her reputation in both film and television, and is well known for her viral video Meet a Muslim – with Wander Darkly has produced a work that is consistently intriguing, and at its core is a heartfelt, emotional examination of trauma, love, memories, and grief as they relate and impact a relationship.
Streaming on digital platforms
Images courtesy of UNIVERSAL