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26' / 2013 / Netherlands
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 7.08
In nature only one rule counts; eat or be eaten. WILD BOAR is a poetic, and visually arresting documentary about the curious relationship between man and the rise of the wild boar. The film tells a story about confusion, despair and opportunity amidst the invasion of unruly creatures that won’t abide by manmade rules and laws. From the dark woods where it originates, this almost uncontrollably dangerous creature goes deeper and deeper into our villages and cities but at the same time tickles our imagination and inspires us. WILD BOAR is an exploration of a society conflicted with nature and a reflection of the curiosity of human nature itself. Will we eat them or will they eventually devour us?
Netherlands Film Festival, 2013 / Visions du Réel, Nyon, Switzerland / Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada
Willem Baptist (1979) is a filmmaker based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He graduated from Willem de Kooning Academy in 2009. During his attendance he was nominated for the Full Flower Press Award at Sheffield doc/fest for his short YURI (2008). His work has since been shown at numerous international film festivals such as IDFA, HotDocs, Rotterdam IFFR, Toronto, Visions Du Réel, BFI London and Slamdance.
His acclaimed quirky youth documentary I&supl;M NEVER AFRAID! (2010) screened at 80+ film festivals worldwide and won 6 international awards including the Kinderkast Jury Prize at 25th Cinekid and Golden Gate Award at 55th San Francisco International Film Festival. With WILD BOAR (2013) he earned his first Golden Calf nomination (shortlist) at the Netherlands Film Festival. Willem is an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus, IDFA Documentary Workshop and Cinemart; Rotterdam Lab.
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