Taglines: It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
The film interlaces two stories set fifty years apart, switching frequently between them. Each tells the story of a child’s quest. In 1927, Rose (Simmonds) runs away from her father’s New Jersey home to find her mother/idol, the actress Lillian Mayhew (Moore). In 1977, recently orphaned Ben (Fegley) runs away from his Minnesota home in search of his father.
Wonderstruck is a 2017 American mystery drama film directed by Todd Haynes and based on the 2011 novel Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, who also adapted the novel into a screenplay. The film stars Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, and Millicent Simmonds.
The film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2017, and competed for the Palme d’Or. It was given a limited release in the United States by Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions on October 20, 2017.
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Starring: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Damian Young, Millicent Simmonds, Cory Michael Smith, Lauren Ridloff, Anthony Natale, Brian Berrebbi, Mark A. Keeton, Patrick Murney
Screenplay by: Brian Selznick
Production Design by: Mark Friedberg
Cinematography by: Edward Lachman
Film Editing by: Affonso Gonçalves
Costume Design by: Sandy Powell
Set Decoration by: Debra Schutt
Art Direction by: Ryan Heck, Kim Jennings
Music by: Carter Burwell
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and smoking.
Distributed by: Amazon Studios, Roadside Attractions
Release Date: October 20, 2017