WILDLIFE
Narrative Feature | 104 minutes

HIFF 2018

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This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/5/2018 and 10/7/2018
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Directed By
Paul Dano

Produced By
Paul Dano
Andrew Duncan
Jake Gyllenhaal
Riva Marker
Oren Moverman
Ann Rurak
Alex Saks

Written By
Paul Dano
Zoe Kazan

Featuring
Carey Mulligan
Jake Gyllenhaal
Bill Camp
Ed Oxenbould


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2018 | English | USA

In 1960s Montana, Jerry Brinson (Jake Gyllenhaal) finds his family at yet another crossroads when he loses his job at the local golf course. With a wildfire raging in the surrounding mountains, Jerry decides to join a group of firefighters and leaves his wife Jeannette (Carey Mulligan) and teenage son (Ed Oxenbould) on their own in their small town, where both begin to question the stability of the life they’ve known for so long. With this astonishingly well-realized directorial debut, Paul Dano reveals himself to be a director of considerable emotional depth in this melancholic look at the steady decline of the nuclear family, anchored by Mulligan’s towering central performance.