During the 31st edition of the Miami International Film Festival, Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Coimbra's debut feature film, A Wolf at the Door (O Lobo atrás da porta), was the big winner, nabbing the prestigious Knight Grand Jury Prize and Best Director awards in the Knight Competition, which features first-time feature filmmakers from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
Recently receiving awards for Best Brazilian Film at Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, and the Horizons Award for Best Film at San Sebastián Film Festival, A Wolf at the Door deals with a complicated love triangle, police intrigue, shocking drama, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, intermingled in this fact-based story of the disappearance of a young girl in suburban Rio.
By securing the deal, Outsider Pictures will receive the $15,000 half of the Knight Grand Jury Prize of $30,000. The first $15,000 half of the prize had already been award to the film’s primary production company, Gullane Filmes based in São Paolo, Brazil. The film is set to open in its native Brazil on May 29th, with a US release to follow later this summer.