Irish Film Institute -WONDERSTRUCK


Director: Todd Haynes

116mins, USA, 2017, Digital

This film was released 6th April 2018, and is no longer screening.

There will be Open Captioned screenings of Wonderstruck on April 10th at 13.45 and April 12th at 20.45. 

Todd Haynes follows up his sublime Carol with an imaginative adaptation of Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel.

Minnesota, 1977. Twelve-year-old Ben is on a quest to locate his absent father whose identity has been withheld. Ben is grieving for his mother, and has recently lost his hearing in a freak lightning accident. A parallel tale set in the 1930s is all about Rose a girl who is similarly deaf and in search of a parent.

Haynes weaves an ornate tapestry indulging in numerous delightful digressions (including stop-motion sequences) before he allows his disparate narratives to intersect.

(Notes by David O’Mahony.)

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