The Wolfpack, 2015 - ★★★

The Wolfpack, 2015 - ★★★

Faux, For-real or somewhere between?... I'm honestly undecided on this. Yeah the 6 boys 1 girl are a real family, they're so creepily identical looking its like watching Aphex Twin/Chris Cunninghams 'Windowlicker' video. But its pretty preposterous to think you can grow up all your life in one of the most populated cities in the world, rarely leave your lower eastside apartment (1 son mentions they never left 1 year), be allowed to opt out of the schooling system. Then to add to the bizarre nature of their story they befriend a female documentary filmmaker and allow carte blanche access to their secluded partially made-up world (they even state its the only house guest they've ever had). And what woman would go into a grotty apartment with 6 healthy youngmen who've remained isolated and sexless all their lives? I can't buy into it, I'm too cynically minded, its more likely a well staged prank by drama students or performance street artists.

That said if it is indeed fake they never drop the act, Werner Herzog woulda been proud. The Angulo's are still interesting especially for a geeky film fan like myself. I loved their 'Be Kind Rewind' reenactments as much as the next guy.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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