After making one of the best films of the decade with Carol, Todd Haynes quickly followed it up with Wonderstruck, which marks a departure in intended demographic for the director. His PG-rated adaptation of the novel by Hugo author Brian Selznick is a family affair and now ahead of a debut at the Cannes Film Festival, where it will premiere in competition, the first clip and poster have arrived.

Starring Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, and Millicent Simmonds, the story that oscillates between two deaf children: a boy named Ben in Minnesota, circa 1977, dealing with the death of his mother and a girl named Rose in New Jersey, circa 1927, who ventures to New York to meet her idol, an actress named Lillian Mayhew.

The first clip features our leads running through the American Museum of Natural History as the two different aesthetic styles are revealed, hinting at a formally ambitious feature for Haynes. Check it out below and return for our review soon.

Based 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.


Wonderstruck opens on October 20, 2017.

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