One of the must-see documentaries of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Misha and the Wolves is already generating buzz based on its synopsis alone. The film looks at the story of a young girl who was hidden from the Nazis during World War II and then ran away and lived among wolves in the forests of Belgium. The written account became a huge international bestseller and was even adapted into a movie.
If you’re not already familiar with the story, you’re better off because it’s best to go into Misha and the Wolves with as little info as possible, besides what I’ve already mentioned, I guess. Just let the first poster for the film pique your interest. We’re excited to debut the one-sheet, with its bold yellow lettering allowing for the seemingly simple yet intriguing — and actually rather polysemous — title to stand out most of all.
Then, of course, there’s the half-obscured face, which hints at something mysterious going on in the film. Misha and the Wolves does indeed involve a puzzle of a narrative and an attempt to piece things together, and that’s all I’ll say about that. Then at the bottom of the poster you’ve got the part of the story I’ve already acknowledged. The young girl first encountering her eventual adoptive wolf family.
The only thing missing is all the blurbs from critics who’ll likely share words of both astoundment and praise. There’s plenty of room for them. For now, though, behold the first poster for Misha and the Wolves, a new film by Sam Hobkinson (The Kleptocrats) and produced in part by Poppy Dixon (The Imposter, Three Identical Strangers). The doc world premieres at Sundance on January 31st. Look for our review then.
If you’re still not sold on the film, check out the first clip from Misha and the Wolves below followed by Hobkinson’s Meet the Artist video from Sundance below. Don’t worry: neither gives too much away.