Screened as part of NZIFF 2013
This Korean hit mixes shivers and young romance to come up with something closer to Edward Scissorhands than the Twilight series.
“After moving to a farmhouse in the countryside, teenager Suni discovers a bedraggled feral boy her own age living on the property. She is initially repulsed: he can’t speak or read, and shows no other signs of civilisation. Overcoming her hesitation, Suni attempts to draw the boy out of the beast – like a pet at first – and they soon develop an affectionate bond. But it becomes apparent that Cheol-su, as she names him, has a mysterious secret and when their blossoming relationship is challenged, his bestial instincts return… With its crowd-pleasing twist on the classic coming-of-age tale, A Werewolf Boy is a smart and charming film for all ages.” — Melbourne International Film Festival.
“Powerhouse entertainment, featuring love, suspense, dark secrets, tenderness, fur… and some very jagged teeth.” — Vancouver International Film Festival