Misha and the WolvesSam Hobkinson
In order to escape the Nazis, 7-year-old Jewish Misha goes into hiding in Belgium. Because her foster family treats her badly, she flees. Between the ages of 7 and 11 she survives in the woods, together with a pack of wolves. In 1989 she came out with her exceptional story that has gotten worldwide publicity. Like a puzzle, this documentary reveals a bizarre true story that reads like a movie script.
In her book Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years, Misha revealed her exceptional life story. As a Jewish orphan she had wandered through Europe for four years - from Belgium to Ukraine and back. She was able to survive because she was taken in and protected by a pack of wolves. She lived this way from the age of seven to eleven. Her memoirs became a bestseller, were translated in several countries and even made into a film. But a break with her publisher Jane Daniel caused some problems. Daniel decided to investigate. A true mystery unfolds in this extraordinary documentary, with a series of characters individually revealing pieces of the puzzle of this stranger-than-fiction story.
Directed by Sam Hobkinson
2021 90 min.
International selection | Reconstructing History
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