The Wolf Suit
How much can you trust your childhood memories? Director Sam Firth investigates, sweeping her parents into the experiment and on a journey into the past.
UK 2021. 74min
‘This is a film about remembering,’ states Firth at the start of her feature documentary debut. Troubled by conflicting accounts of her parents’ break-up and the happy childhood memories of when they all lived together in Walthamstow, she embarks on an emotional exploration of those recollections – and by extension the notion of truth – and details the results of tapping into them. Employing a wide range of narrative and exploratory devices – from video journal entries and interviews with her parents, to dramatic reconstructions using actors and her parents as co-directors – the film explores a painful and often surprising territory. Crafted with great sensitivity and flair, The Wolf Suit is a fascinating film about subjectivity, trauma, family dynamics and the stories we tell ourselves.
The screening on Sunday 10 October will have a BSL interpreted introduction and Q&A for customers who are D/deaf or hard or hearing, and closed captions for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.
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