2018: Wildlife

Original Release: October 19, 2018 (USA–limited)
Directed by: Paul Dano
Written by: Paul Dano & Zoe Kazan
Based on: the book by Richard Ford
Produced by: Paul Dano, Andrew Duncan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker
Running Time: 1h 45 mins
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $3,321,367

Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry–a housewife and a golf pro–in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job–and his sense of purpose–he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

Cast & Characters

Ed Oxenbould (Joe Brinson), Jake Gyllenhaal (Jerry Brinson), Carey Mulligan (Jeanette Brinson), Travis W Bruyer (Forester (as Travis Bruyer)), Zoe Margaret Colletti (Ruth-Ann), Tom Huston Orr (Mr. Cartwright), Bill Camp (Warren Miller), Darryl Cox (Clarence Snow).

Production Photos

Awards & Nominations

  2018: Cannes Film Festival – Caméra d’Or
  2018: Sundance Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize
  2019: Broadcast Film Critics Association – Best Young Performer for Ed Oxenbould
  2019: Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead for Carey Mulligan, Best First Feature, Best Cinematography for Diego Garcia
  2018: London Film Festival – First Feature
  2018: Torino Film Festival – Best Feature Film
  2018: Zurich Film Festival – Best International Feature Film
  2018: Las Vegas Film Critics Society – Best Film (9th place), Youth in Film – Male for Ed Oxenbould