Mystery drama novel “Wonderstruck” by Brian Selznick is now a major motion picture by Todd Haynes, the director of critically-acclaimed “Carol,” “Certain Women,” and the Oscar-nominated film “Far From Heaven.” The film stars Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, and Millicent Simmonds.
Official synopsis of “Wonderstruck”:
Ben (Fegley) and Rose (Simmonds) 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” has been nominated for three Saturn Awards (Best Performance by a Younger Actor, Best Music, and Best Independent Film) which is happening this June. IndieWire calls it “a soul-stirring and fiercely uncynical film” while The Hollywood Reporter describes it as “alive with the magic of pictures and the mysteries of silence, this is an uncommonly grownup film about children, communication, connection and memory.”
“Wonderstruck” opens today in select cinemas nationwide.