- The Wolfpack
- Directed by
- Crystal Moselle
Call it a real-life prison break movie, except the prison is a rundown apartment on New York's Lower East Side and the warden a domineering, paranoid father.
The prisoners are his six sons, the Angulo brothers, who endured a childhood leavened only by each other's company and the thousands of films – from classics to slasher flicks – they were permitted to watch and recreate.
First-time documentarian Crystal Moselle won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for her slow unveiling of the brothers' disturbing situation, flecked with surreal visions: a downbeat Batman stares longingly out at the world from behind the window bars of a high-rise.
If the film is patchy, it shows promise. Thankfully, so do the boys themselves.