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November 1, 2014 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am


Set in Rio de Janeiro, “A Wolf at the Door” is an absorbing & challanging thriller about a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind. When Sylvia (Fabíula Nascimento) discovers her 6 yr old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown woman, police summon her husband Bernardo (Milhem Cortaz) to the station for questioning. There Bernardo confesses his extra-marital affair with Rosa (Leandra Leal), whom detectives believe to be involved in the kidnapping. Inspired by real events, Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Coimbra’s debut feature captures the heightened anxiety of every parent’s worst nightmare, casting a light upon the cruelties of which humans are capable. Opened theatrically in Brazil May 2014.

Writer | Director:  Fernando Coimbra

Running Time:  100 mins.

Genre:  Drama | Thriller

Distributor:  Outsider Pictures

Country : Brazil

Language:  Portuguese w| English subtitles

Rating:  N|R

Starring:  Fabíula Nascimento, Milhem Cortaz , Leandra Leal

Official Website and Trailer: awolfatthedoormovie.com


FESTIVALS:   Toronto International Film Festival; Zurich Film Festival; Brazil film festival in Paris; Jerusalem Film Festival; Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival,  Mill Valley Film Festival, SXSW, Brazilian Film Festival (October), LA

AWARDS:   Best Director: Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival, Miami Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival; First Prize First Work, Havana Film Festival; Best Film, Best Actress, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.

“An utterly compelling and indelible drama …” The Hollywood Reporter


November 1, 2014
9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
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Desert Film Society
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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