Young Italian director Alice Rohrwacher draws on her own experiences with The Wonders based on her childhood. She was born in 1982 in Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy. She is a writer and editor, known for Heavenly Body (2011) and Un piccolo spettacolo (2005). Rohrwacher is a new breed of Italian filmmaker, but also one to use her homeland as a leaping-off point for her films. “The region of middle Italy is my homeland,' she has said, “and I wanted to frame a story within a changing landscape.'