A couple of years after gay director Todd Haynes wowed Cannes with the rapturously received Carol, he returned to the festival this year with Wonderstruck. The movie also got good notices for it’s take on two children, born 50 years apart.
Apparently the music of David Bowie infuses the whole thing, as evidenced by the trailer below. Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams star.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Dased on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.’
The film will be released in the US on October 20th. No UK date is currently set.