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WOLF

by Nathalie Biancheri

synopsis

Jacob believes he is a wolf trapped in a human body, a real-life condition known as species dysphoria. When his distraught family send him to a clinic which specialises in the treatment of the disorder, he meets the other patients - Duck, Panda, Horse, Parrot, Spider and German Shepherd - who all self-identify as another species. Together they are forced to undergo increasingly extreme forms of "curative" therapies at the hands of The Zookeeper, whose methods are unconventional and cruel. The only respite to this ever growing restlessness is the enigmatic Wildcat with whom he roams the hospital in the dead of night. The two form an improbable friendship that develops into infatuation. But can he renounce his true self for love and will he ever be able to deny the being inside?

international title: Wolf
original title: Wolf
country: Ireland, Poland
sales agent: Bankside Films
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Nathalie Biancheri
film run: 98'
screenplay: Nathalie Biancheri
cast: George MacKay, Lily-Rose Depp, Terry Notary, Paddy Considine, Martin McCann, Fionn O'Shea, Lola Petticrew, Eileen Walsh, Senan Jennings, John Wolfe
cinematography by: John Wolfe
film editing: Andonis Trattos
art director: Joe Fallover
music: Stefan Wesolowski
producer: Jane Doolan, Jessie Fisk
executive producer: Phil Hunt, Compton Ross
associate producer: Tom Harberd
line producer: Ailish Bracken
production: Feline Films
backing: Eurimages
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