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Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 9

The feature film WILDLIKE, a USA 2015 production written, directed and produced by Frank Green, was the eight film to screen In-Competition at the Brasov International Film Festival on Friday, September 11.

From the beautiful and enchanting state of Alaska comes this very delicate film about the sexual abuse of children. The performances of the leading stars, Bruce Greenwood (I Robot, Star Trek, Flight), Ella Purnell (she played the young Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, Flight) are very sober and dramatic.

14-year-old Mackenzie (Ella Purnell), a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle (Brian Geraghty) in Juneau, Alaska. She runs away and an unlikely friendship with a loner backpacker (Bruce Greenwood) forms in the spectacular Alaska wilderness, giving a runaway girl hope and sanctuary in America’s last frontier.

Director’s statement:

Frank Green“I have been very close to all facets of this story for some time. I delved into the landscape of Alaska and studied the trauma that girls and women endure from childhood sexual abuse.”

Producer and Festival Director Daria Trifu, film director and Festival’s Artistic Consultant Bruno Pischiutta and actress Denisa Barvon introduce the 8th film In-Competition from the USA, WILDLIKE.

Actress Andreea Dumitru was also present at the Festival and she was interviewed by actress Denisa Barvon following the screening of WILDLIKE. Here she mentions the upcoming feature film she will play in entitled THE BAD JOKE directed by Bruno Pischiutta.