Running Time: 104min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Discovery Series
Paul Dano has long been considered one of the best actors of his generation. With Wildlife, he proves himself to be just as powerful a force behind the camera as he is in front of it with this astoundingly assured and absorbing directorial debut.
Taking place in 1960s Montana, the story is told through the perspective of 14-year-old Joe as he quietly watches his parents’ marriage disintegrate before him. Freshly fired from his job, his father Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) decides to take off to help fight a forest fire — a decision that leaves his wife Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) to slowly unravel before her son, as she tries her best to keep everything afloat.
Shot by world renowned cinematographer Diego Garcia – who will be in attendance at our GEMS screening to receive the ART OF LIGHT Award —Wildlife’s visual style is meticulously crafted in a way that sets an elegantly sparse and melancholy tone that resonates all throughout this achingly beautiful picture.
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Director: Paul Dano
Producer: Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark, Riva Marker, Alex Saks
Screenwriter: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, (Based on a novel by Richard Ford)
Production Company: IFC Films
Music: David Lang
Cinematographer: Diego García
Editor: Matt Hannam