Wolf and Dog

(Lobo e Cão)

Cláudia Varejão’s debut fiction film is a luminous ode to queer communities on the Azores island of Sao Miguel. Culturally specific and delicately nuanced, Wolf and Dog follows protagonist, Ana, as she navigates the stifling forces of religion and tradition in pursuit of the passions and butterflies of new desire. Mirroring Ana’s journey of self-discovery, Varejão’s initially observational style slowly gives way to something more lush and experimental, capturing the gentle unfolding of young love finding its first voice.

Director Biography

Cláudia Varejão is a filmmaker and photographer born in Porto. She studied at the Creativity and Artistic Creation Program offered by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, alongside the German Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin, and in São Paulo’s International Film Academy. She also studied photography at AR.CO, in Lisbon.. Cláudia’s films have been selected by and awarded at film festivals including Locarno, Rotterdam, Visions du Reel, Cinema du Reel, Karlovy Vary, and Art of the Real – Lincoln Center.

Director Filmography

Wolf and Dog (2022), The Art of Delusion (2020), Amor Fati (2020), Ama-san (2016), In the Darkness of the Theatre I Take Off My Shoes (2016), Morning Light (2012), Cold Day (2010), Weekend (2007)

Production Year



UK Premiere


Cláudia Varejão


France Portugal

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Primary Contact

Natalia Isotta


Cláudia Varejão Leda Cartum André Godinho

Distribution (Film Festivals)

Natalia Isotta


João Matos Jérôme Blesson

Executive producer

João Matos Jérôme Blesson

Director of photography

Rui Xavier

Sound design

Hugo Leitão


João Braz

Art direction

Nádia Henriques


Ana Cabral Ruben Pimenta Cristiana Branquinho Marlene Cordeiro João Tavares Nuno Ferreira Mário Jorge Oliveira Luísa Alves Maria Furtado