When young teenager Rosaleen (Sarah Patterson) sleeps, she enters a nightmarish yet alluring dream world populated by werewolves. Her magical encounters become ever more fantastic as they give expression to her own burgeoning sexuality. Meanwhile, rumours grow that a real-life wolf is stalking the dark forest that edges onto Rosaleen’s home. This adult interpretation of the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ fairy tale is adapted from a series of short stories by Angela Carter.
The Company Of Wolves is a psychologically-themed retelling of the age-old fable “Little Red Riding Hood”, which director Neil Jordan (“The Crying Game”) has approached from a Freudian and slightly feminist angle. Angela Lansbury plays Grandma, who tells her dreaming granddaughter (Sarah Patterson) bizarre stories of handsome yet heavily eye-browed strange men, spouses who disappear during full moons, and storks and eggs. The film also stars David Warner (“Time After Time”) and Stephen Rea (“The Crying Game”).