Wolf And Dog

Lobo E Cão

Directed by Cláudia Varejão

2022

Drama

111 min

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Portugal France

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Portuguese

Synopsis

Ana was born in São Miguel, an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean ruled by religion and traditions. Growing up
as the middle child of a family of three with her mother and grandmother, Ana realized that girls and boys were given
different tasks at home. Through her friendship with Luis, her queer best friend who loves dresses as much as pants, Ana questions the world that is promised to her. When her friend Cloé arrives from Canada, bringing with her the glowing days of youth, Ana embarks on a journey that will take her beyond the horizon. Filled with new desires, the light of Wolf & Dog will reveal to Ana the right sea for her to sail.

Wolf & Dog is the enchanting ode to the island’s queer community. The twlight glow that crosses the immense Atlantic Ocean.

Festival Selections

Venice Film Festival, Giornate Degli Autori, 2022

Press Reviews

"A powerful and oneiric feature film, an uncompromising portrait of a generation struggling to exist" Cineuropa "A delicate debut" El Pais

Festivals

2022

  • Giornate degli Autori | GdA Director's Award
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia |
  • Festival International Film Indépendant de Bordeaux |
  • ESCENA - Oslo Ibero-Amerikanske Filmdager |
  • Mostra de València Cinema del Mediterrani |
  • Viennale International Film Festival |
  • Mostra Internacional de Cinema em São Paulo |
  • Cinemed Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier |
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival |
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata |
  • LesGaiCineMad | Jury Prize
  • Antofacine - Festival Internacional de Cine |
  • Exground Filmfest |
  • Internationales Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg |
  • Chéries-Chéris - festival du film LGBTQ+ de Paris |
  • Cine Libre - Festival Iberoamericano de Quito |

2023

  • Women's World Film Festival |
  • Hamburg Int. Queer Film Festival |
  • Filmfest Osnabrück |
  • Kaohsiung Film Festival |
  • Frames - Portuguese Film Festival |
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival |
  • Bangalore Queer Film Festival |
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival |
  • Bangalore Queer Film Festival |
  • MUSOC - Muestra de Cine Social y Derechos Humanos |
  • Filmfestival Oostende |
  • Göteborg Film Festival |
  • Semana de Cinema Português no MALBA |
  • IFFA Independent Film Festival of Athens |
  • BFMAF - Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival | Berwick New Cinema Award
  • International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights |
  • Buff Malmo |
  • BFI Flare - London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival |
  • Semana de Cinema Português - Santiago |
  • Wicked Queer - Boston's LGBTQ+ Film Festival |
  • Cologne International Women's Film Festival |
  • Outshine Film Festival |
  • Pink Apple - Queer Film Festival |
  • Orlando Festival |
  • Ciclo Rosa - Cinematica de Bogota |
  • Amor Festival Internacional de Cine LGBT+ |
  • Sunny Bunny Queer Film Festival |
  • Zinegoak |
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Guanajuato |

About the Director

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Cláudia Varejão

Cláudia Varejão (Porto) studied at the Creativity and Artistic Creation Program instituted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in a partnership with the German Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin. She also attended the São Paulo International Film Academy and studied photography at AR.CO in Lisbon. Cláudia’s films have been selected for and won awards at the most prestigious film festivals, including Locarno, Rotterdam, Nyon (Visions du Réel), Paris (Cinéma du Réel), Karlovy Vary, and Art of the Real – Lincoln Center, among many others. Besides her work as a filmmaker, she has built a career as a photographer and she’s a guest professor at AR.CO and the Catholic University in Porto.

Filmography

Amor Fati (2020)

  • Visions Du Réel, Doclisboa, CPH:DOX, Rotterdam International Film Festival, FIDBA- Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires, Gijon FF

Ama-San (2016)

  • Visions Du Réel, Karlovy Vary FF, DocLisboa

In The Darkness Of The Theater / Take Off My Shoes (2016)

  • Cinéma du Réel, Festival Do Rio, Women Makes Waves FF,

Morning Light (2012)

Cold Day (2010)

Weekend (2007)

Wolf And Dog (2022)

  • Giornate Degli Autori, Venice Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Cast:
ANA CABRAL, RUBEN PIMENTA, CRISTIANA BRANQUINHO, MARLENE CORDEIRO, JOÃO TAVARES, NUNO FERREIRA, LUÍSA ALVES, MARIA FURTADO, MÁRIO JORGE OLIVEIRA
Script:
Cláudia Varejão
Cinematographer:
Rui Xavier
Editor:
João Braz
Sound design & mix:
Olivier Blanc
Music:
Xinobi
Producer:
João Matos, Jérôme Blesson
Production Company:
Terratreme Filmes
Co-production Company:
La Belle Affaire Productions

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