'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars'
- Oscar Wilde
In 1927 a deaf girl named Rose escapes her home and heads to Manhatten hoping to meet her favourite actress, silent film star Lillian Mayhew. Fifty years later, young Ben leaves the countryside for New York, in search of his estranged father. In the chaos of the big apple, the children find refuge at the natural history museum, where their journeys unexpectedly cross over.
Todd Haynes's film (Far From Heaven, Carol), is a mysterious drama about two children, fifty years apart, tied together by fate. Based on the novel by Brian Selznick.