24th Athens International Film Festival

Wildlife

24/9/18, 22:00, Danaos 1
30/9/18, 22:00, Odeon Opera 1


In 60s Montana, a teenager's life is turned upside down when the seemingly happy marriage of his parents falls apart. The talented actor of “There Will Be Blood” steps behind the camera and instead directs Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan to produce an unexpectedly mature directorial debut which opened the International Critics' Week at the Cannes Film Festival.


USA | 2018 | COLOR | DCP | 104’ | ENGLISH

In ‘60s Montana, 14-year-old Joe Brinson watches in suffocating distress his parents' marriage fall apart. An already notable actor, having starred in gems like «There Will Be Blood», Paul Dano adapts Richard Ford’s novel and it seems that his decision to get behind the camera is vindicated: a debut film that was screened in Sundance and triumphantly opened the International Critics’ Week in Cannes.

Centred around a teenager (a character idiosyncratically similar to the roles that Dano himself has played in the past), «Wildlife» is both a coming-of-age story and a comment on the premature end of of the holy American family’s illusions, offering a glimpse to the long road towards the emancipation of women. N.S

DIRECTOR: Paul Dano
SCREENWRITERS: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan
DoP: Diego Garcia
MUSIC: David Lang
EDITORS: Matthew Hannam, Louise Ford
PRINCIPAL CAST: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp

PAUL DANO
New Yorker Paul Dano was born in 1984 and is widely known for his role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. Started his career in Broadway and came to greater attention in 2006’s Little Miss Sunshine. His directorial debut debuted in this year’s Sundance.

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