Country: United States
Category: Drama, Family, Mystery
Release Date: 20 October, 2017
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 117 minutes
Box Office: $?
Wonderstruck Some interpret politicians and others have exercised as politicians, but politics do not want to hear or speak. They know that they would give a juicy headline to the press and their films would be relegated to the background, and that is something that in a festival like San Sebastian are allowed to avoid.
Yesterday it was Arnold Schwarzenegger, at the presentation of Wonders of the Sea, in refusing politely to pronounce on the far right in Germany. Today it was the turn to Darin, although in committee petit something has fallen.
"I would like you not to leave aside the opinion of the people, the citizen, and have an opportunity to express themselves and say what they feel for the common good, which is a good that is not talked about so much," said the Argentinean a small group of media on the Catalan referendum. The actor presented La Cordillera yesterday, a thriller about the conchabanza of the states in exchange for several billions, and today it collected the Prize Donostia by its trajectory in a cinema "on social questions and public interest", as he himself defines.
Darin has been the great expected in a little salpimentada day in the capital of San Sebastian, both on the red carpet and in theaters. The first to offer neutral entertainment has been Borg / McEnroe, one of the Pearls over the most mythical tennis match of the century. Shia Labeouf and Sverrir Gudnason fulfill their reflection of the pair of titans, but the script obviates the psychology of their characters beyond a superficial dread of failure, and that has not convinced the public.
#4 A great release date: October 20, 2017
In the same line have walked Wonderstruck and Marrowbone, two tapes that have divided the spectators but in no case they have surpassed the remarkable bass. Each in its style, one as a children's fable and another as psychological terror, have left a bittersweet feeling in the armchair. Then (and again without spoilers), we exploit the successes and mistakes of two bets designed to lead the big blockbuster next year.
The first plot puts us in 1973 with Ben, a boy of twelve who has just lost his mother and is deaf by a somewhat free accident with lightning. The boy is a born collector and fills his room with cachibaches without any hierarchy or apparent predilection. On the other side, five decades earlier, Rose appears, a deaf girl of birth who is obsessed with a silent-film actress represented by Julianne Moore. Both boys, each in their time, flee to New York and take refuge in the Museum of Natural History of the Big Apple, where we discover that they have many more things in common than their hearing difficulty..
Haynes appeals to the nostalgia and adapts another adventure with small heroes of the author of the invention of Hugo. The problem is he does it with less of a twist than Scorsese. By using two antagonistic aesthetics like the retro of the seventies and the black and white with the background orchestra of the twenties, children's stories do not fill up at any moment. Not even in the final forced, where the goodness infects each scene with deaf relatives reunited, abrupt interracial friendships and a flashback shot in stop motion animation that finishes finishing the job.
However, many have found in Wonderstruck its oasis of sweetness between the physical and psychological violence that usually reigns in the other projections. We must grant their good treatment to the deaf, making them the protagonists without having to resort to a separate genre. It is a brave and necessary normalization in the mainstream.
The deaf should be a character on campus, not a rare avis in movies with subtitles or transgressive plots like The Tribe. This does not save the furniture to Haynes, but it lets us take a break and trust that children's cinema is as worthy of competition as the most bloody of dramas.