Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was 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.
The Goldfinch is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (“Brooklyn”), the film features a multi-generational cast led by Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Big Little Lies”) as Mrs. Barbour.
Trivia: The painting featured in the novel is by Carel Fabritius from 1654. It belongs to the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands. Author Donna Tartt first saw the painting 20 years before the release of the book.
19 & 20 November 2019
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