In WANDER DARKLY, a traumatic accident leaves a couple, Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna), 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. Writer-director Tara Miele offers a profound new perspective on the delicate nature of relationships with this emotionally moving story about a couple who must reflect on their past in order to face their uncertain future.
Wander Darkly is a film that touched on so many aspects of marriage relationships that we don’t see. Often times we see Hollywood portray a certain level of almost unachievable relationships that we often think why can’t we have these fairy tale marriages.
The fact that Wander Darkly gave such a raw depiction of what everyday couples go through in their own relationships, kept me glued to wanting to see more. We see Ardrienne and Matteo struggle in the areas of falling in and out of love, having issues with communication, and having to deal with the birth of a newborn baby.
We see them have raw conversations that can seem uncomfortable to where we have issues speaking to our own partners in real life about them. Yet I felt that is what sucked me into the storyline of the film.
What’s Real Or Not?
In Wander Darkly we see a point in the film where Adrienne and Matteo have a crucial moment where they are involved in a car accident. Adrienne seems to have an out of body experience, where she starts questioning if she is alive or dead. She goes through periods of self doubt, and starts reminiscing about what her life was like with Matteo.
We see her enjoy Matteo’s company and evaluate what type of relationship they really have, and how important that relationship is for their daughter. Through her struggle it comes to a point where she starts realizing that things are not what they seem. I won’t go into great detail because you need to watch the film for yourself, but let’s just say I had that Ah-HA moment.
Overall Wander Darkly is a great film that is in-between a thriller and love story, I highly recommend it as part of your playlist.
Wander Darkly is available now on demand
Interview with Carolina Costa
Selected as one of American Cinematographer’s Rising Stars of 2018, award-winning Brazilian
cinematographer Carolina Costa has traveled the world photographing critically-acclaimed feature films,
documentaries, shorts and commercials.
Costa most recently shot director Minhal Baig and executive producer Jada Pinkett Smith’s coming-of-age story Hala, which premiered at Sundance before being picked up by Apple. She also lensed Darya Zhuk’s multiple award-winning feature Crystal Swan, which will be Belarus first Academy Award ® submission in 22 years.
Costa’s first feature as a cinematographer, The Chosen Ones from director David Pablos, premiered at
Cannes before winning five Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences’ Ariel Awards, including Costa’s
award for Best Cinematography. Her work was additionally praised by The Hollywood Reporter as “a
handsomely shot feature.”
Last year, Costa handled second-unit cinematography and B-camera for Luca Guadagnino’s critically-
acclaimed Suspiria, starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. She also lensed three- time Oscar ® winning
producer James L. Brooks’ documentary Icebox, now on HBO after premiering at the Toronto International
Film Festival. Her other credits include lensing Anahita Ghazvinizadeh’s Cannes selection They; and Max
Winkler’s Tribeca film, Flower, starring Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn and Adam Scott.