We were very lucky to have been able to see Todd Haynes’ next film Wonderstruck at the Cannes Film Festival back in May, and ahead of its UK release in 2018, STUDIOCANAL has released the very first clip.

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.

Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds and Jadem Michael lead the cast of the film, which will open next year.

We reviewed the film very positively at the spring film festival and said:

Wonderstruck is joyous, sometimes overwhelming but always engrossing and compelling – a dazzling, superbly crafted, very original and clever follow-up to Carol for the highly respected Haynes. This is masterful work, a wondrous, truly lovely heart-warmer that we loved from beginning to end. Prepare for very unexpected tears though.

You can check out the full review on the site over here. The first clip, which is a wonderful introduction to the film, is below.