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Wildlife
Archived: Wildlife (2018)

director: Paul Dano

composer: David Lang
With: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, a.o.

Archived
duration: 104 minutes
Drama, Litarature

Official Selection - In Competition

Sensitive 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry, a housewife and golf pro, in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job-and his sense of purpose he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother embark on her own adventure, as she transgresses into an affair with an older man.

"With his partner, the screenwriter and actor Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano has adapted the novel by Richard Ford about Joe, a teenage boy who has moved to a small town in 1960s Montana with his parents, on the genteel middle-class poverty line, living from pay cheque to pay cheque, and then to lack of pay cheque. When his restlessly angry and unemployed dad leaves the family home to take a low-paying job fighting wildfires up in the hills, it ambiguously signals the end of his marriage, and Joe is the intimate witness to his mother Jeanette's private depression and her courage in facing up to her new life choices. This handsomely made, meticulously acted period picture is an impressive directorial debut for actor Paul Dano." (The Guardian) 

Credits

director: Paul Dano
composer: David Lang
producer: Oren Moverman, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Ann Ruark, Alex Saks
screenplay: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan
Editor: Louise Ford, Matthew Hannam
Cinematography: Diego García

production company: June Pictures

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch subt.
country: United States of America
year: 2018

Filmography

PAUL DANO (1984): Wildlife (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Photos

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