On The Avenue

Beware the Wildling, Coming to Theaters Near You

by Alessandra Eraifej Photographed by Patrick McMullan
Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Director and writer Fritz Böhm has given us a new werewolf to fear. Horror-fantasty film Wildling gives viewers a new take on the “feral” child, with a story full of suspense. While kept in isolation for most of her life, Anna, played by Bel Powley, is raised a mysterious man only known as “Daddy,” who filled her head with fear for the woods. Daddy, played by Brad Dourif, told her of the monstrous Wildling who ate all the children, leaving Anna the sole survivor. Years later, Sheriff Ellen, played by Liv Tyler, finds Anna alone in the woods and wants to help understand how she got there and what happened to her. Ultimately, her desire to protect Anna leads her to make her a part of the family. But as Anna gets older and matures, she endures mysterious changes that she does not understand, driving her to return to the woods to meet her fate.  


The Wildling premiere was held last week at the iPic Theater in the Seaport, hosted by The Cinema Society & Gemfields. The star-studded red carpet included Bel Powley, who was wearing Gemfields’ Mozambique rubies.


The after-party was held at the recently opened Alley Cat at The Beekman. 


Attendees also included Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Aviva Winick, Keenan Jolliff; co-writer Florian Eder; producer Celine Rattray, as well as Helena Christensen, Gina Gershon, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Candace Bushnell, Nicole Miller, Catherine Malandrino, Leon Robinson, Simon Spurr, Jaime Cepero, Sandra Brant, Nanette Lepore, Alex Lundqvist, Daniel Benedict, Will Cotton, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Dale Moss, Eric Rutherford, Timo Weiland, and Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir.


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