Anchor and Hope
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A small town in Montana at the beginning of the 1960s: the marriage of Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) is put to a hard test when Jerry loses his job and is sent to work for some weeks as a volunteer to fight forest fires. And so Joe, the 14-year-old son, has to observe how the family drifts apart and especially how his mother is changing more and more. For now, she has to somehow provide for the family and break out of her normal fixed role as housewife. This independent drama is the directing debut of Hollywood star Paul Dano: “It is a coming-of-age story for all three: mother, father, and son.” The film premiered at Sundance 2018.
He is a well-known actor who starred in films such as Little Miss Sunshine (2006), There Will Be Blood (2007), Ruby Sparks (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Prisoners (2013), Love and Mercy (2014), Youth (2015), Okja (2017). Wildlife is his directorial debut.