The Goldfinch is a 2019 American drama film directed by John Crowley, written by Peter Straughan, and adapted from the 2013 novel of the same name by Donna Tartt.The film stars Ansel Elgort as Theodore Decker, whose life changes after his mother dies in a terrorist bombing at a museum and a dying man convinces him to take a famous painting called The Goldfinch from the museum. Running time: 2 hours 29 minutes. Site Index. Directed by John Crowley. Awards & Events. Rated R. It takes a lot of drugs to get through this. Directed by (1) Writing credits (2) Cast (103) Produced by (9) Music by (1) Cinematography by (1) Film Editing by (1) Casting By (1) Production Design by (1) Advertisement. Published in 2013, it was Tartt's first novel since The Little Friend in 2002.. What to Watch Latest Trailers IMDb TV IMDb Originals IMDb Picks IMDb Podcasts. I don't like to say it but The Goldfinch is masking around as Oscar bait but doesn't have a whole lot of quality. Awards & Events. 12 September 2019 Lebanon. What to Watch Latest Trailers IMDb TV IMDb Originals IMDb Picks IMDb Podcasts. The novel is a coming-of-age tale told in the first person.The protagonist, 13-year-old Theodore Decker, survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum where his mother is killed. Continue reading the main story. What to Watch Latest Trailers IMDb TV IMDb Originals IMDb Picks IMDb Podcasts Awards & Events Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events 8 September 2019 (Toronto International Film Festival) Croatia. Unbeknownst to any of them, Theo has made off with one of the museumâs treasures, âThe Goldfinch,â by the 17th century Dutch painter Carel Fabritius, and hidden it away. 12 September 2019 Kuwait. For the few uninitiated, The Goldfinch is a sprawling bildungsroman centered on 13-year-old Theo Decker, whose world is violently turned upside down â¦ With Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright. The Goldfinch felt messy, poorly paced, and indicative of having been based on a book that I fear may also bore me now that the film has spoiled the bulk of its plot developments. The Goldfinch (2019) Full Cast & Crew. The relevance of The Goldfinch is just lost on me and its just a moving plot device in a film that doesn't know what it wants to do. The Goldfinch. The Goldfinch (2019) Release Dates (46) Canada. The Goldfinch is a novel by the American author Donna Tartt.It won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, among other honors. A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Goldfinch stands, in Theoâs mind, for his mother, for the terrible fact of her absence: it is the poignant symbol of irrecoverable loss and hurt.