Werewolf

Director: Ashley McKenzie Year: 2016 Run Time: 80min
Werewolf (2016)

The difficult existence of a pair of homeless drug addicts is shown with harsh honesty and surprising sensitivity in McKenzie’s highly acclaimed debut feature. Shot almost entirely in close-ups that capture the disorienting world these characters inhabit, McKenzie teases out intimate and intense performances that inspire empathy as well as concern.

Werewolf’s stark filmmaking never romanticizes the lives of junkies Blaise (Andrew Gillis) and Vanessa (Bhreagh MacNeil), preferring instead to capture the frustration and futility of their lives with a startling power.

Werewolf won the Toronto Film Critics Association prize for best Canadian film of the year.

“In plumbing the pitch black, Werewolf offers the distinct hope of a brighter future – at least, a brighter future for Canadian cinema.” – Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail

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Director(s):

Ashley McKenzie

Writer(s):

Ashley McKenzie

Producer(s):

Ashley McKenzie

Cast:

Andrew Gillis, Bhreagh MacNeil

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
NR British Columbia
14A Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
14A Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
14A Québec
14A Saskatchewan
NR Yukon