The Goldfinch (15)
Film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed bestseller of the same name, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and spent more than 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
Theodore “Theo” Decker (Ansel Elgort) is 13 years old when his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day…a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.
Theo is placed with the Barbours, the family of his estranged friend Andy, as he has no other relatives in the city and his father has abandoned him. Theo becomes close to Andy’s mother, Samantha (Nicole Kidman), and befriends other people bereaved by the bombing. But then Theo’s estranged and alcoholic father, Larry, newly detoxed, and his girlfriend Xandra arrive to reclaim Theo and take him off to
“an absorbing reflection on loss, sorrow and the power of great art“ Screen International