An affectionate and insightful peep into the inspiration and obsessions of a young filmmaker. ★★★★ ” David Stratton
Steven Spielberg returns with a semi-autobiographical love letter to movie magic! Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano and Gabriel LaBelle, The Fabelmans is a coming-of-age story and a testament to the power of filmmaking.
In a story loosely based on the filmmaker’s own childhood, 16-year-old aspiring filmmaker Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle) is encouraged to pursue his dreams by his artistic mother Mitzi (Michelle Williams), despite the skepticism of his pragmatic scientist father Burt (Paul Dano). When Sammy discovers a shattering family secret, he will be forced to discover how the power of film can help him understand the truth.
Part personal portrait, part ode to the magic of the cinema, The Fabelmans was the People’s Choice Award winner at Toronto International Film Festival and is an early frontrunner in 2023’s Best Picture race.
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