Wonderstruck heads to NYFF

Todd Haynes' latest will be festival centrepiece

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Julianne Moore in Wonderstruck
Julianne Moore in Wonderstruck

Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck, based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, with a screenplay by the author, has been tapped to be the Centerpiece selection of the 55th New York Film Festival. Wonderstruck stars Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds and Julianne Moore with Michelle Williams. Haynes has teamed up once again with longtime collaborators, producers Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, cinematographer Edward Lachman, costume designer Sandy Powell, and composer Carter Burwell. Wonderstruck had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

New York Film Festival director and selection committee chair Kent Jones said, “Todd Haynes and Brian Selznick have pulled off something truly remarkable here - a powerful evocation of childhood, with all of its mysteries and terrors and flights of imagination and longings; richly textured re-creations of Manhattan in the ’20s and the ’70s; and a magical and intricately plotted quest story that builds to a beautiful climax. Wonderstruck is fun, emotionally potent, and ... it’s a great New York movie.”

“We’re so pleased and proud that Wonderstruck has been selected for the Centerpiece slot at this year’s New York Film Festival,” said Todd Haynes. “There’s no more meaningful place or audience with which to share our film that is a tribute both to the history of New York City and to cinema.”

Wonderstruck will screen at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, October 7.

The 2017 New York Film Festival runs from September 28 through October 15.

Tickets for the 55th New York Film Festival will go on sale September 10.

Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions will release Wonderstruck in the US on October 20.

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