Archive of films Wonderstruck / Wonderstruck
2017, 117 min
Section: People Next Door
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.
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)
About the film
|Section:||People Next Door|
|Screenplay:||Brian Selznick podle svého stejnojmenného románu / based on his novel of the same name|
|Dir. of Photography:||Edward Lachman|
|Art Director:||Ryan Heck|
|Producer:||Pamela Koffler, John Sloss, Christine Vachon|
|Cast:||Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds, Michelle Williams, Oakes Fegley, Jaden Michael, Cory Michael Smith|