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A Wolf at the Door

(O Lobo Atrás da Porta)
Brazil, 2013

Director/Writer: Fernando Coimbra
Producers: Fabiano Gullane, Caio Gullane, Debora Ivanov, Gabriel Lacerda
Cinematographer: Lula Carvalho
Editor: Karen Akerman
Cast: Leandra Leal, Milhem Cortaz, Fabíula Nascimento, Tamara Taxman, Juliano Cazarré, Thalita Carauta

Based on real events, and set in Rio de Janeiro, A Wolf at the Door is the nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind. When Sylvia discovers her six-year-old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown woman, police summon her husband, Bernardo, to the station for questioning. From that point on, the film takes increasingly sinister turns as it delves into the events that led to the girl’s kidnapping. With plot twists that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats, A Wolf at the Door is a darkly disturbing journey into the extreme limits of the human capacity for obsession and revenge.

“The film does not take audiences on an easy ride, and it’s an utterly compelling and indelible drama.” Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

Uma criança é raptada. Na delegacia, Sylvia e Bernardo, pais da vítima, e Rosa, a principal suspeita e amante de Bernardo, prestam depoimentos contraditórios que nos levarão aos recantos mais obscuros dos desejos, mentiras, carências e perversidades do relacionamento desses três personagens. O Lobo Atrás da Porta é um dramático suspense que nos conduz por uma viagem aos recantos mais obscuros dos desejos, mentiras e perversidades de um triângulo amoroso a partir do misterioso sequestro de uma criança.

7:00 pm|Vancity Theatre (VCT)
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Fernando Coimbra (b. 1976, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil) majored in Cinema and Video at the University of São Paulo and has written and directed nine short films. A Wolf at the Door, his first feature film, won multiple international awards including the 2013 Horizontes Latinos Award at San Sebastián.