Wolf | Nathalie Biancheri Talks About Humor As An Element Of Storytelling [Exclusive Interview]

Lily Rose Depp stars as “Wildcat” in director Nathalie Biancheri’s WOLF, a Focus Features release. | Courtesy of Focus Features

The filmmaker Nathalie Biancheri brings a different perspective of species dysphoria in Wolf. Starring Lily-Rose Depp And George MacKay.

The Synopsis 

Believing he is a wolf trapped in a human body, Jacob (George MacKay, “1917”) eats, sleeps, and lives like a wolf – much to the shock of his family. When he’s sent to a clinic, Jacob and his animal-bound peers are forced to undergo increasingly extreme forms of ‘curative’ therapies. However once he meets the mysterious Wildcat (Lily-Rose Depp, “Tusk”), and as their friendship blossoms into an undeniable infatuation, Jacob is faced with a challenge: will he renounce his true self for love.

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Writer/director Nathalie Biancheri (left) and actor George MacKay (right) on the set of WOLF, a Focus Features release.

The Italian writer-director, started her career as a researcher for documentaries in BBC. By the time she parted ways as a self-shooting director and began doing short films that won awards in film festivals. The short documentary, Xavier Corbero: Portrait of an Artist Winter qualified for Oscar consideration in 2018. Nocturnal was her first full length feature film and Wolf her second. 

Also Read: Lily-Rose Depp And George MacKay Talk About The Physical And Emotional Preparation For Wolf [Exclusive Interview]

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Writer/director Nathalie Biancheri (left) and cinematographer Michal Dymek (right) on the set of WOLF, a Focus Features release.

I was connected with Nathalie Biancheri to talk about the making of WolfShe shared about the moment she first heard of species dysphoria and why she chose a wolf as a main character. In addition to the humor in the film and her favorite scene to shoot. 

Focus Features will release WOLF now in theaters.

Source: LRMExclusive, Focus Feature

 

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