• 2017
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds

In 1927, deaf Rose (Simmonds) runs away to New York; in 1977, deaf Benji (Fegley) does the same thing. In this adaptation by Brian Selznick of his own illustrated novel, the detail detracts from the tender coming-of-age stories, but Haynes crafts a love letter to both New York’s history and the ever-changing face of cinema.

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19 May 20173 stars

Cannes 2017: Todd Haynes returns with an imaginative, New York-set children's adventure

In 1977, we meet Benji (Oakes Fegley) who is awoken by a nightmarish vision of wolves, the grief of losing his mother (Michelle Williams) still weighing heavily on his mind. Soon after, he gets struck by lightning and loses his hearing. Meanwhile, a…

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