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I spoke with Julianne Moore, who gives a dual performance that ranks among her best as both a self-centered silent film actress and an elderly deaf woman and her young co-stars Oakes Fegley, Jaden Michael and the preternaturally expressive and talented deaf actress Millicent Simmonds about working with Haynes and finding their characters in the film's labyrinthine plot.
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