WHO’S IN IT?
Carey Mulligan (Suffragette), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Ed Oxenbould (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), Zoe Margaret Colletti (Annie), Bill Camp (The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Darryl Cox (A Perfect World)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Paul Dano (film debut), director, writer, producer; Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks), writer; Andrew Duncan (The Florida Project), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Riva Marker (Life Partners), Oren Moverman (The Ticket), Ann Ruark (The Beaver) and Alex Saks (Thoroughbreds), producers; David Lang (Youth), composer; Diego García (Fogo), cinematographer; Louise Ford (The Witch) and Matthew Hannam (Swiss Army Man), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1960s Montana, fourteen-year-old Joe (Oxenbould) lives with his housewife mother Jeanette (Mulligan) and his gold pro father Jerry (Gyllenhaal), whose marriage is slowly falling apart. When Jerry loses his job and sense of purpose, he decides to go and help fight an uncontrollable forest fire near the Canadian border, leaving Joe to adopt the role of adult whilst Jeanette begins to drown as she tries to keep her head above water…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Paul Dano makes his remarkable directorial debut with a screenplay he co-wrote with long-term partner Zoe Kazan, and features an incredible central performance by Carey Mulligan in some of her best work to date.