in his first foray into science fiction after the remarkable” Take Shelter “and” Mud “, American Jeff Nichols, 37, sign” Midnight Special, “which tells the story of Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), an 8 year old boy with superpowers. Her eyes radiate a strange light that constantly requires to wear glasses, and is capable of intercepting confidential satellite signals of the army.
What makes him the object of worship of a cult that sees him as a prophet.
His father, played by favorite actor Jeff Nichols, Michael Shannon, share with him on the road from Texas to Florida, to enable it to escape their grip. With the mother of the boy, played by Kirsten Dunst, they will risk everything to try to save Alton and allow him to fulfill his destiny.
Working for the first time for a major Hollywood studio , Warner Bros., Jeff Nichols said he was inspired by the science fiction works of the late 1970s and 1980s, such as “Starman” and John Carpenter, and especially “ET” and “Close Encounters” Steven Spielberg.
“Midnight Special”, the project was born while her 1 year old son was very ill, he is also working on impotence that can feel a father. A “metaphorical vision that our children will follow the path of their choice,” he confided in February at the Berlin Festival. At once intimate drama, supernatural thriller and road movie, “Midnight Special” is a fantastic movie exciting and captivating from start to finish.
American science fiction film Jeff Nichols Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard … Time 1 h 52