WAKEFIELD is a drama film directed and written by Robin Swicord (The Jane Austen Book Club , The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), based on the short story of same name by E. L. Doctorow. Premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Telluride Film Festival, the film stars Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner.
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window—an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretch into months, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were?
- via IFC Films