Based on the bestselling 2011 young adult novel of the same name by Brian Selznick (“The Invention of Hugo Cabret”), “Wonderstruck” follows the interconnected stories of two children across the span of 50 years. Ben (Oakes Fegley) lives with his family in Minnesota in 1977 and escapes to New York in search of his father. Rose (13-year-old deaf actor Millicent Simmonds), a young girl locked in a house in 1927 New Jersey, escapes to New York to see her favorite film actress. The 1977 story is told in color, while the other is depicted in black-and-white.
Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions are partnering on the release of the film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and will hit U.S. theaters in limited release on October 20, followed by a wider release in November.
In his A- review out of Cannes, IndieWire senior film critic David Ehlrich raved, “This is a soul-stirring and fiercely uncynical film that suggests the entire world is a living museum for the people we’ve lost, and that we should all hope to leave some of ourselves behind in its infinite cabinet of wonders.”
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