Wild
(Nicolette Krebitz)

Lilith Stangenberg in a scene from Nicolette Krebtiz’ Wild {Photo: DADA FILMS}

Lilith Stangenberg in a scene from Nicolette Krebtiz’ Wild {Photo: DADA FILMS}

Having secured a lowly assistant job despite an advance degree, young Ania (Lilith Stangenberg) finds her world slowly crushed by the minutia of her day-to-day. That is until she encounters a wolf during her commute home. Enchanted, the young woman’s obsession with capturing and sheltering the wolf takes on some remarkably bizarre dimensions. Nicolette Krebtiz’ Wild is a deconstruction of the ramifications of early onset anomie, as the pressures of Ania living on her own is compounded by her father’s own slow and agonizing death. None of this may sound especially enjoyable, but Krebitz is sure-footed and astute in her observations. When the wolf is finally captured and brought to Ania’s home, the film transcends its bitter vérité qualities for something uniquely surreal.  

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