Q&A with Andrés Kaiser. All ticket holders are invited to an Opening Night party prior to the screening.
The Blair Witch Project meets Truffaut’s The Wild Child in this visually arresting, deeply haunting found-footage faux-documentary from first-time director Andrés Kaiser. Feral elegantly deploys the framing and construction of an investigatory expose, weaving together “interviews” with the surviving residents of a small Oaxacan village, and VHS footage recorded by an enigmatic, high-minded priest who, twenty years prior, had discovered an unsocialized “wild child” in the nearby woods, and brought the child to live with him in an isolated mountain outpost. With a slow-burning tension and a claustrophobic intimacy, the film builds to a dread-infused climax while methodically reconstructing the story of one man’s hubris and its consequences.