Director: Paul Dano
Section: International Competition
Country: USA | Year: 2017
Language(s): English | Time: 104 mins
14-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.
Paul Dano was born in New York City and made his Broadway acting debut at the age of 12. His many acting credits include Looper (2012), Prisoners (2013), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Youth (2015), and Okja (2017). Wildlife (2018) is his feature directorial debut.
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