20 July 2024

In Paul Dano’s Wildlife UK Trailer Gyllenhaal And Mulligan’s Family Is Falling Apart

After a lot of buzz on the 2018 world film festival Circuit, Paul Dano’s directorial feature debut Wildlife is getting close to its cinematic run.

After a lot of buzz on the 2018 world film festival Circuit, Paul Dano‘s directorial feature debut Wildlife is getting close to its cinematic run. Ahead of it’s London Film Festival, premiere Icon Film/Kaleidoscope Entertainment has released the UK Trailer.

Based on the acclaimed Richard Ford novel of the same name starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan in 1960’s Montana, USA. They play a couple with a 14 year old son Joe(Ed Oxenbould) who finds himself the ‘man of the family’ when his father heads off to work. Leaving the family falling apart.

A challenging, tough story that may have been made a thousand times before. But it’s all in the delivery and the cast, which indications there could be possibly award recognition. A career winning performance from Mulligan especially…

14-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 debut as a filmmaker and—along with co-writer Zoe Kazan—elegantly adapts Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. Carey Mulligan delivers one of her finest performances as a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of the 1960s nuclear family. With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, Wildlife commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents’ marriage.

We have already had a chance to catch this film and our writer Aly Lalji was impressed. He describes the film as ‘Powerful and tragic‘ (We’ll post the review closer to release). The film also stars Bill Camp and Zoe Margaret Colletti.

There’s a lot of interest in this film with the UK Premiere on 13th October at The BFI London Film Festival already sold out (as are the screenings on 14th & 15th October). Kaleidoscope Entertainment will be releasing Wildlife in the UK and Irish Cinemas from 9th November.


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