in about 100 words or less
US 90m, Colour
Director: Crystal Moselle; Cast: The Angulo family
The Wolfpack is a compelling documentary about the Angulo family, and their seven remarkable children who were effectively confined in their Lower East Side apartment in New York City by their controlling father and their fearful mother. Learning much about the world through their favourite movies, the children’s lives changed forever when Mukunda ventured outside wearing a disguise. Their unlikely story is testament to the children’s unexpected maturity and self-awareness. A stunning film, in which we wait for imminent disaster, the unlikely positive outcomes beg for a follow-up film (Klaus Ming April 2016).