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Wendy

Wendy

Wendy

  • Directed by Benh Zeitlin
  • Starring Gage Naquin, Devin France, Yashua Mack, Gavin Naquin, Ahmad Cage, Krzysztof Meyn
  • USA | 111mins | 2020 | rated (12A)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film runtime: 1h 51m

The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic from Benh Zeitlin, director of the award-winning Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.

Zeitlin’s wondrous Peter Pan riff feels like such a natural continuation of the Beasts of the Southern Wild experience, that it practically unfolds in the same immersive universe — pensive voiceover paired with overwhelming, expressionistic bursts of storybook imagery — taking this unusual epic into abstract places where fantasy gives way to the ominous challenges of the adult world.

Propelled by a spellbinding lead performance and a dynamic storyline at once environmentally charged and concerned with the conflict between innocence and ignorance, abandon and avoidance, this film beguiles viewers all the way to Neverland.