(2022, USA, 136')
Adapted from Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name, a manifesto of post-modern literature, the film tells the story of a present-day American family dealing with life, death, the pursuit of happiness, and the great mysteries of existence. Sometimes ironic, sometimes terrifying, oftentimes absurd – White Noise shows how some phenomena escape comprehension and at the same time, they saturate every aspect of our being.
Noah Baumbach (New York, 1969) worked with Wes Anderson on the screenplay for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou of 2004. In 2005, he directed Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney in The Squid and the Whale, an Oscar nominee for Best Screenplay. Baumbach directed Adam Driver in Marriage Story, presented at the Venice Film Festival in 2019, which earned Driver an Oscar nomination.