First show: October 20
“Easily the best film I saw at Sundance…The female nature of this film – director, writer and actress – gives a powerful feeling to this bizarre & fascinating story. I could not take my eyes off the screen.” –Indiewire
Co-presented by The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival!
“Nicolette Krebitz’s thornily sensual third feature … Galvanized by Lilith Stangenberg’s high-risk performance as a young office drone lured inexorably from notional civilization following a chance encounter of the lupine kind, WILD questions the behavioral standards we take as given with quiet daring and disquieting sangfroid.” –Variety
Visually poetic & sexually charged, a woman’s encounter with a wolf unleashes a
fearless, untamable lust in this bold, anarchistic love story contained within an
astonishingly daring & edgy fantasy.
A strange encounter with a wild wolf at the edge of Ania’s cold, mundane town sets off a deep-seated passion within her, shattering the drudgery of her dull days. Determined to hunt the untamed creature, she finds herself pulled to the natural world as a fearless lust for the wolf grows, eliciting a desire for her own sexuality and a disregard for social graces, repulsing yet attracting everyone around her. As the balance between the natural world and modern civilization begins to tip, so too do Ania’s inhibitions, forcing her to question the glaring hypocrisies closing in on her. Nicolette Krebitz’s bold, anarchistic love story is a fairy tale for the ages. Along with Krebitz’s sharp vision, Lilith Stangenberg’s daring performance with her co-star, a wolf, takes us into the mind of a woman led by the deepest and wildest forces to break free of a world controlled by commodity, female dependence on male sexuality, and the mundane minutia of modern life. Visually poetic and sexually charged, Wild is a cinematic accomplishment of revolutionary fantasy.
Written & Directed by Nicolette Krebitz. Germany. German with English Subtitles. 97 min.
NICOLETTE KREBITZ – WRITER/DIRECTOR
Nicolette Krebitz was born and raised in Berlin. After graduating from the National Ballet School, she studied The Art of Acting at The Fritz Kirchhoff School in Berlin until 1992. Afterwards, she worked in German film and television productions as an actress. Since 2000, she also has been working as a director. Nicolette writes her own screenplays.