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In Sundance’s German Feature ‘Wild’ a Woman Descends Into Madness

In Sundance's German Feature 'Wild' a Woman Descends Into Madness

Easily the best film I saw at Sundance this year. Written and directed by Nicolette Krebitz, “Wild” is a German feature (German language) about a woman descending into madness.
I was completely mesmerized beginning to end as the female lead character drives herself into a strange dangerous world from which she can never escape.
Set in a non descript German town today the young woman character is driven down by her mundane existence, job and life. A fateful encounter in a park
changes her life and puts her onto a dangerous path. She never looks back even as we are horrified watching her path to the edge.
I also want to say that the female nature of this film – director, writer and actress – gives a powerful feeling to this bizarre and fascinating story. I
could not take my eyes off the screen.

From the catalog: 

A strange encounter with a wild wolf at the edge of Ania’s cold,
mundane town sets off a deep-seated passion within her, shattering the
drudgery of her
dull days. Determined to hunt the untamed creature, she finds
herself pulled to the natural world as a fearless lust for the wolf
grows, eliciting a
desire for her own sexuality and a disregard for social graces,
repulsing yet attracting everyone around her. As the balance between the
natural world
and modern civilization begins to tip, so too do Ania’s
inhibitions, forcing her to question the glaring hypocrisies closing in
on her.
Nicolette Krebitz’s bold, anarchistic love story is a fairy tale
for the ages. Along with Krebitz’s sharp vision, Lilith Stangenberg’s
performance with her co-star, a wolf, takes us into the mind of a
woman led by the deepest and wildest forces to break free of a world
controlled by
commodity, female dependence on male sexuality, and the mundane
minutia of modern life. Visually poetic and sexually charged, Wild is a
accomplishment of revolutionary fantasy.
Director: Nicolette Krebitz
Screenwriter: Nicolette Krebitz
Cast: Georg Friedrich, Lilith Stangenberg
Germany / 97 Min

Director / Writer bio –

Nicolette Krebitz was born and raised in Berlin. After graduating
from a three-year acting program at Fritz-Kirchhoff-Schule in 1992, she
initially worked
in German film and television productions. Nicolette has worked as a
director since 2000, and she also writes her own screenplays.

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