WOLF wins Youth Award at San Sebastian IFF
September 27, 2013
Wolf by director Jim Taihuttu has won the Desigual Youth Award at the prestigious San Sebastian International Film Festival.
The Youth Jury consists of around 200 youngsters from 18-25 years of age, collectively selected from schools and film academies. The competition is open to films in the New Directors section, and to first and second works participating in the Horizontes Latinos section.
Wolf is the second feature of director and scriptwriter Jim Taihuttu. The film is the follow up of his acclaimed and awardwinning debut Rabat (co-directed by Victor Ponten), and it is produced again by Habbekrats. The film had its international premiere at the New Directors section of the San Sebastian International Film Festival in the presence of the filmmaker, cast and crew. The very same week it screened successfully at the Austin Fantastic Film Festival in the USA.
Wolf is about Majid, a talented kickboxer from a grey, anonymous suburb in The Netherlands. As his fighting prowess brings him increasing notoriety in-and outside the ring, the worlds of kickboxing and organised crime begin to blur into ach another and Majid begins to lose sight of what it is he really wants.
Taihattu uses a raw black and white look to tell a story set in the Netherlands but that transcends national boundaries in style and subject.
US-based XYZ Films is the international sales agent of Wolf and territories sold include the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy.