The Wizard of Loneliness

Institute History

  • 1985 Directors Lab


Based on the novel by John Nichols
Set within a small Vermont town during the closing years of World War II, this story focuses on three characters—a 12-year-old orphan, Wendall, his aunt Sybil, and the tragic figure of her past lover, Duffy—and the raw complexities of their changing relationships. This warm and emotionally evocative, sometimes violent story is about the quest for love and identity by three torn, troubled, but loving individuals.


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