A Wolf at the Door (O Lobo atras da porta)

Showings

Sequoia 1 Sat, Oct 4, 2014 11:00 AM
Lark Theatre Sun, Oct 5, 2014 4:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
¡Viva el Cine!
Country:Brazil
Year:2013
Running Time:100
Language:Portugese
Director:Fernando Coimbra
Producer:Sonia Hamburger
Caio Gullane
Fabiano Gullane
Rodrigo Castellar
Screenwriter:Fernando Coimbra
Cinematographer:Lula Carvalho
Editor:Karen Akerman
Ricardo Cutz
Cast:Leandra Leal
Milhem Cortaz
Fabiula Nascimento
Juliano Cazarre
Paulo Tiefenthaler
Print Source:Outsider Pictures
Note Writer:Shari Kizirian

Description

FOCUS ¡VIVA EL CINE! Brilliantly structured, Fernando Coimbra’s slow burn of a psychological thriller questions human nature and the nature of truth. When a child goes missing, police must sift through the testimonies of the mother, the father, and a young woman, each of whose stories is at odds with the others’. This compelling exploration of the motivations behind unfathomable acts is all the more powerful for its basis in real-life events that shocked Brazil in the 1960s. Though the story is updated to current-day Rio de Janeiro, Coimbra’s city will be unfamiliar to moviegoers and telenovela aficionados accustomed to Rio’s picture-postcard coastline and towering labyrinths of favelas. Unrelentingly gray skies, crumbling concrete, and nondescript suburbs sprawling at the foot of the hilltop Nossa Senhora da Penha sanctuary are given noirish treatment by cinematographer Lula Carvalho. Claustrophobic close-ups and sinister textures registered on 16mm supply the visual dread for an outcome that remains incomprehensible.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF BRAZIL, LATINO COUNCIL AND HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE