Who's Afraid of the Wolf (2008)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A little girl growing up in a house full of drama lets her imagination get the better of her in this comedy-drama written and directed by Maria Prochazkova. Terezka (Dorotka Dedkova) is a six-year-old girl who loves the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood." Terezka insists that her mother (Jitka Cvancarova) read it to her every night, even though it gives her nightmares that reveal new layers of meaning in the story. Things are already a bit scary in Terezka's household; Mother is a tense woman resentful that she gave up a budding career as a singer to become a housewife, Father (Pavel Reznicek) is loving but more interested in his work than his home, and Grandmother (Jana Krausova) is convinced Mother would be best off leaving her husband and getting back together with her former beau Patrik (Martin Hofmann), who has become a star in classical music. In Kindergarten, Terezka is best friends with Simon (Matous Kratina), and they've both become fascinated with aliens and what they're doing on Earth. As Terezka and Simon compare notes, he becomes convinced that one of her parents is actually from another world; the real story is not as curious but almost as surprising. Kdopak By Se Vlka Bal (aka Who's Afraid Of The Wolf) was an official selection at the 2009 BFI London Film Festival.