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WILDLIFE

Premiere:  4th of January 2019


Director: Paul Dano

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp 
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Length:  104 min

Rating:  11 years

Synopsis: Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry -- a housewife and a 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's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

Actor Paul Dano makes an impressive directorial debut with a script written by him as well as Zoe Kazan, based on a novel by Richard Ford. Carey Mulligan gives a strong performance as a complex woman whose agency succeed that of 1960s nuclear family standards. WILDLIFE shows us the observations of a teenage boy about how his parents marriage slowly is falling apart.

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