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Andrew DeCort

 To the Wonder unfolds as an avalanche of tenderness. Much of the film is shot during the ‘magic hours’ when the world shines with warmth and rest, brought to dance by the everyday ballet of its central character’s joy in life, accompanied by hauntingly beautiful music. Simultaneously, Wonder is an almost unbearably raw look at the trauma of the human attempt to love faithfully in the midst of ordinary life and human failure.


Zela Gayle

“Love” is what “motivates” him to play the piano because “the sound of it is so much related to the feeling of love.” These are not words from a teenage boy, who is deep in his high school crash; these are the words of an Ethiopian pianist Samuel Yirga, who, at 27, is fast becoming one of the most innovative young piano players around the world.