The Goldfinch

Certificate 15


(2019) 149 mins

Director: John Crowley
Writer: Peter Straughan , from the novel by Donna Tartt
Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Production Design: K K Barrett
Music: Trevor Gureckis 


Theodore “Theo” Decker (Ansel Elgort) 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.​

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Whether or not you’ve read the book, the film of The Goldfinch is definitely worth a look; it’s no masterpiece but it’s a whole heap better than many of the studio-made American films released so far this year.”  The Australian

“There’s no faulting Roger Deakins’s dreamy cinematography or K K Barrett’s diverse production design – perfect in its recreation of the Barbours’ once elegant apartment, Larry’s suburban Vegas house bordering the desert and the seedy Amsterdam bar where Theo and Boris retrieve The Goldfinch. Trevor Gureckis’s classical score is suitably discordant.”  Sight and Sound

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