Archive of films Wonderstruck / Wonderstruck

2017, 117 min

Section: People Next Door
Year: 2019

New Jersey, 1927. Hearing-impaired Rose runs away from home to meet her idol in New York. Fifty years later, Ben becomes deaf as the result of a freak accident. His quest to find the father he never knew takes him to the same city. The two children will perhaps never meet in person but their destinies draw them to the same locations. But in different eras. A touching, dreamlike film about family bonds and other mysteries.


This multi-layered film is enchantment itself: not only does it describe the world of those who cannot hear, but the soundtrack ingeniously renders it all the more real for the audience. Set on two narrative time planes fifty years apart, the movie follows the stories of Ben and Rose, children who will perhaps never meet in person, yet their destinies are painfully alike. Both are hearing-impaired and neither knows sign language. Yet both have a goal, whose fulfilment required the mettle to run away from home. Todd Haynes’s adaptation of Brian Selznick’s bestselling novel concerns family bonds and other mysteries, and the courage to find one’s place in the world despite being different. Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds and Michelle Williams are superlative in the leading roles.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Todd Haynes (b.1961, Los Angeles). Selected filmography: Safe (1995), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Far From Heaven (2002), I’m Not There (2007), Carol (2015), Wonderstruck (2017)


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: People Next Door
Director: Todd Haynes
Screenplay: Brian Selznick podle svého stejnojmenného románu / based on his novel of the same name
Dir. of Photography: Edward Lachman
Music: Carter Burwell
Editor: Affonso Gonçalves
Art Director: Ryan Heck
Producer: Pamela Koffler, John Sloss, Christine Vachon
Production: Amazon Studios
Cast: Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds, Michelle Williams, Oakes Fegley, Jaden Michael, Cory Michael Smith
Sales: FilmNation Entertainment


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