The Goldfinch
This elegantly made Donna Tarrt adaptation struggles to convey the message of the Pulitzer prize-winning (and 800 pages long) novel, but it sadly results in a practically uninteresting family drama with ambiguous ending.
13-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside-down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Confused in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch. The film tells the next two decades of his life, jumping to-and-fro between the more important events. The themes it tackles (grief, addiction, love of art) may be important but the script never manages to create a coherent story with relatable characters. As The Guardian's critic Benjamin Lee wrote, "it's like taking a long road trip that reaches a dead end, and as the film starts to wrap up, there’s not enough of a throughline to justify both the film’s mammoth length and its grand sense of self."
18 September 2019
Hungarian title: Az Aranypinty
American drama, 149 min, 2019
A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Directed by:

John Crowley

Distributor: InterCom
Premiere: 19 September 2019


(14 pictures)

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