The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Fabelmans takes the audience into a world of wonder.
Universal’s semi-biographical film, co-written by Tony Kushner, follows the early life of Spielberg and stars Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen and Gabriel LaBelle.
“A movie is a dream you never forget,” a voiceover opens the trailer, as shots of Sammy Fabelman, based on Spielberg, explore how a video camera works after being picked up by his mother. he (Williams) presents with a camera.
As the more than two-minute footage continues, viewers get the feeling that the Fabelmans have a split in their family. “It’s scientists versus artists,” Williams’ Mitzi said. “Sammy is on my team, will be watching me.”
Williams told Dano’s Burt that he doesn’t support Sammy’s creative mind. “You ignore what he does, is it a joke or an imagination,” she said. “You can afford to be a little encouraged.”
Throughout the trailer, Sammy goes back and forth between making his mother and father proud, with his uncle, played by Rogen, telling him that if he stopped making movies, it would make his mother’s heart broken.
After Fabelmans debuting at TIFF, Spielberg and his cast sat down for a Q&A about the film, with the filmmaker explaining that the pandemic was what made him realize he was ready to tell his story. – albeit a slightly fictionalized version of it.
“I remember, as the death toll went up, we continued to follow reports of what was happening across the country and the world, and I kept thinking, ‘What will this mean for humanity? type? He said. “And I kept thinking, ‘Well, if I were going to tell a story I’ve always wanted to tell about a child coming of age in a very unique family with a very unique father and mother, this is it. maybe the best time.'”
The Fablemans in theaters on November 11.