The Golden Eye for Best Drama at the 16th Zurich Film Festival has been awarded to eight-part psychological drama Cry Wolf (Ulven kommer), written by Maja Jul Larsen (The Legacy), which premieres this weekend in Denmark.
14-year-old Holly’s family is torn apart when she accuses her stepfather of raping her in a school essay. Dedicated social worker Lars is assigned to the case and, convinced by her story, places Holly and her seven-year-old brother Theo in foster care.
However, when central family members, including Holly’s stepfather, claim that the essay is nothing more than teenage rebellion, Lars’ sense of certainty begins to fray at the edges. Are children always to be trusted? How much emotional turmoil can one family take, and who is really telling the truth?
The cast includes Bjarne Henriksen (The Killing) as Lars, Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl as Holly, Peter Plaugborg (Winter Brothers) as Holly’s stepfather Simon, Christine Albeck Børge (Exit Plan) as Holly’s mother Dea and Noah Storm Otto as Theo.
Cry Wolf premieres Sunday 11th October on DR1.