International Competition

The Wolfpack

Crystal Moselle
Screening time  
22.02. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
27.02. / Saturday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 1  
The six Angulo brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Nicknamed "the Wolfpack", they're all exceedingly bright, are homeschooled, have no acquaintances outside their family and have practically never left their home. All they know of the outside world is gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, using elaborate homemade props and costumes. For years this has served as a productive creative outlet and a way to stave off loneliness – but after one of the brothers escapes the apartment (wearing a Michael Meyers mask for protection), the power dynamics in the house are transformed, and all the boys begin to dream of venturing out. Director Crystal Moselle crafts a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary family, capturing the thrill of the Wolfpack's discoveries without skirting the darker questions of abuse and confinement that weigh upon all of them. 


Crystal Moselle

Crystal Moselle is a New York-based director working with short form storytelling for the past decade. Her series Something Big, Something Small was picked up by The New York Times. She also produced the feature documentary, Excavating Taylor Mead which was part of the 2006 Whitney Biennial. The Wolfpack is her first feature length documentary.

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The Wolfpack

2015, 90'

Directed by:
Crystal Moselle

Edited by:
Enat Sidi

Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans, Aska Matsumiya

Crystal Moselle, Izabella Tzenkova, Hunter Gray, Alex Orlovsky

Produced by:
Candescent films, Kotva Films, Verisimilitude

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2015 – Grand Jury Prize Documentary, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 – Best Documentary Feature Film,  Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2015 – 3rd place DFWFCA Award Best Documentary, T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival Poland 2015 – Grand Prix Films on Art International Competition, Traverse City Film Festival 2015 – Founders Prize Special Award, Nantucket Film Festival 2015 – Adrienne Shelley Excellence in Filmmaking Award, San Francisco International Film Festival 2015, DocAviv Film Festival 2015, Seattle International Film Festival 2015, Stockholm Film Festival 2015