Wolf and Dog

Lobo e Cão

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Ana was born in São Miguel, an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean ruled by religion and traditions. Growing up as the middle child of a family of three with her mother and grandmother, Early Ana realized that girls and boys were given different tasks. Through her friendship with Luis, her queer best friend who loves dresses as much as pants, Ana questions the world that is promised to her. When her friend Cloé arrives from Canada, bringing with her the glowing days of youth, Ana embarks on a journey that will take her beyond the horizon. Filled with desire and freedom, the light of Wolf and Dog will reveal to Ana the right sea for her to sail. An enchanting ode to the island's queer community where the twilight glow crosses the immense Atlantic Ocean.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Claudia Varejão
Script: Cláudia Varejão
Cinematography: Rui Xavier
Editing: João Braz
Sound: Olivier Blanc, Hugo Leitão, Bruno Tarrière
Actors: Ana Cabral, Ruben Pimenta, Cristiana Branquinho, Marlene Cordeiro, João Tavares, Nuno Ferreira
Production: Terratreme Filmes
Producers: João Matos, Nevena Desivojevic
Co-production: La Belle Affaire
Co-producers: Jérôme Blesson
Production Design: Nádia Henriques
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Portugal, France
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 111΄
Contact: MPM Premium
Awards/Distinctions: GdA Director’s Award – Venice Film Festival 2022

Claudia Varejão

Cláudia Varejão was born in Porto and studied at the Creativity and Artistic Creation Program of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in partnership with the German Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin and the São Paulo International Film Acadamy. She also studied Photography at AR.CO in Lisbon. Cláudia is the author of the short film trilogy Weekend, A Cold Day, and Morning Light. Ama-san, a portrait of Japanese divers, was her feature debut, receiving dozens of awards around the world, followed by In The Darkness of the Theater I Take Off My Shoes and Amor Fati. Wolf and Dog, her latest film scheduled to premiere in 2022. Cláudia's films have been selected by and awarded at the most prestigious film festivals, including Locarno, Rotterdam, Visions du Réel, Cinema du Réel, Karlovy Vary, Art of the Real – Lincoln Center, among many others. Alongside her work as a filmmaker, she develops a career as a photographer. Her work, whether in cinema or photography, documentary or fiction, lives in close proximity to her characters.


2007 Weekend (short)
2010 Cold Day (short)
2016 In the Darkness of the Theater I Take Off My Shoes (doc)
2020 Amor-Fati (doc)
2022 Wolf and Dog