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The Wolfpack

The winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance , Crystal Moselles film delves into the bizarrely sheltered lives of six brothers whose father has confined them (and their sister) since birth to the tiny rooms of their Lower East Side apartment. What these boys know about social interaction theyve learned from watching movies  thousands of them  and filming ingenious, homemade re-creations of their favourites. (Reservoir Dogs looms large: it offers each of them a major role.) Moselle draws on a vast video archive of their housebound lives to delight and disturb us in equal measure, but her portrait is a gently hopeful one, capturing them at a moment when the tyrannical grip of their father is faltering and they are making tentative forays into the world outside. The Wolfpack indeed has much to say about fandom, the reciprocal bonds between consumption and production, the nightmarish consequences of unchecked patriarchy, and, especially, the pathological evils of insularity (it may be one of the greatest films ever made on this theme).  Blake Williams, Cinema Scope

Year: 2015
Genre: Documentaries, Film Festivals 2015
Country: USA
Director: Crystal Moselle
Duration: 86 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
7/10
Location in store: Documentary (General)

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