Daydream Nation isn’t just your usual coming-of-age film. While its plot is woven around the story of a teenage girl who moves from the city to a rural town (a rather formulaic premise I admit), the film seems to promise more than just a tale of teenage angst.
Written and directed by Michael Goldbach, Daydream Nation features a teacher/student affair, a serial killer on the loose, pre-adolescent love and unpredictable jealousy which all lead up to a “surreal, heartbreaking, wildly romantic conclusion.”
Kate Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) stars alongside Josh Lucas, Reece Thompson and Andie MacDowell in the film, which will premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Titled after Sonic Youth’s 1988 album (and not-so-coincidentally featuring a character named Thurston), Daydream Nation includes music scored by Broken Social Scene (who have also been involved with the recent films It’s Kind of a Funny Story and This Movie is Broken).
Check out the trailer below: