A new trailer has arrived for Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife ahead of its BFI London Film Festival premiere on the 13th of October.

An adaptation of Richard Ford’s novel of the same name, actor Paul Dano makes his debut as a filmmaker on a script co-written with Zoe Kazan.

Carey Mulligan delivers the role of a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of the 1960s nuclear family. With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, Wildlife commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents’ marriage. Jake Gyllenhaal also stars in the film.

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The film is on general release from November 9th.

Wildlife Official Synopsis

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.