Misha and the Wolves

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Film Info
Country Listing:UK
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:European Cultures & Issues
Jewish Interest
Popular Culture
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Sam Hobkinson
Producer(s):Jürgen Buedts
Poppy Dixon
Al Morrow
Matthew Wells
Gregory Zalcman
Executive Producer(s):Mandy Chang
Vesna Cudic
Thomas Høegh
Stewart Le Maréchal
Jonny Persey
Martin Pieper
Hayley Reynolds
Adrian Sibley
Barbara Truyen
Writer(s):Sam Hobkison
Editor(s):Peter Norrey
Cinematography:Will Pugh
Composer:Nick Foster


In the Second World War, Misha Defonseca was only seven years old when her parents were deported by Nazis. Desperate to find them and escape herself, she sets off into the forest on foot, and unbelievably joins a pack of wolves to survive. After eventually emigrating to Massachusetts, a local publisher convinces her to share her surreal story. The book, Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years, becomes an international bestseller, with Misha speaking to audiences, schools and journalists around the world. All of Hollywood comes bidding for the story rights, but relations between the two women sour. A multi-million-dollar lawsuit turns the nearly bankrupt publisher into a detective whose search for evidence reveals not only an unfathomable deception, but an even darker truth. Imaginative retellings and expert layering of secrets within secrets structure this riveting stranger-than-fiction tale. Myrocia Watamaniuk

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  • Film Threat"A hell of a movie with more twists and turns than any purveyor of truth could reasonably abide"

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