Magazine article Screen International

Wolf at the Door

Magazine article Screen International

Wolf at the Door

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Dir/scr: Fernando Coimbra. Brazil. 2013. 101mins

A dark and disturbing thriller about a kidnapped child, the strikingly bleak and dark Wolf At The Door (O lobo atras da porta) - which screened at the Rio Film Festival following its premiere at San Sebastian - follows on from the tense themes of its bigger budget US counterpart Prisoners, but puts its own very striking spin on an already chilling story.

The revelation is the strikingly open and emotionally vibrant performance from Leandra Lil,

An absorbing and challenging drama-thriller, Fernando Coimbra's impressive film will likely be a festival favourite, and while it lacks the more traditional 'thriller' structure that has made Prisoners so successful it stands a good chance of formal distribution with discerning distributors. Latin American releases will also be very likely.

The set-up is a familiar one - and much used in TV cop dramas as the like - as Sylvia (Fabiula Nascimento) arrives at school to pick up her daughter, only to find that she has already left with another woman. The spiraling storyline revolves around Sylvia, her husband Bernardo (Milhem Cortaz) and Rosa (Leandra Leal) his lover, with initially all of them offering subtly different variations on events surrounding the girl's disappearance. …

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