MISHA AND THE WOLVES (Sundance Film Festival Release Park City, Utah USA 2021)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.0|5.0 Starsììì 

Misha and the Wolves—unusual documentary—attempts to overturn a legal judgement, a court case that has been settled and dismissed. Truth becomes challenged and the outcome, of this movie, lacks consistency and clarity as it creates more questions than it answers. The movie cannot be fully appreciated unless one understands how resistance movements work, how a very young child may interpret events in her life, and how that same child attempts to resolve her life narrative as an adult. There is more than what meet the eye here. It is very well put together for a cursory examination, but for justice to be established it needs an analytical group discussion afterward. Then, the question arises…why was the film made and what purpose did it hope to serve. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


An aged Jewish woman tells her childhood narrative, as she knows and interprets it, from an adult perspective of trying to make sense of all the scattered memories.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sam Hobkinson for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Mandy Chang, Vesna Cudic, Thomas Hoegh, Stewart Le Marechai, Jonny Persey, Martin Pieper, Hayley Reynolds, Adrian Sibley, Barbara Truyen for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Publisher (Jane Daniel), Misha’s Aunt (Emma De Wael), Misha’s Neighbor (Pat Cunningham), Professor Deborah Swork), Genealogist (Evelyn Haendel), Misha’s Attorney (Ramona Hamblin), Psychology Instructor *Marie-Claire Mommer), Radio Show Host (Candy O’Terry), Forensic Genealogist (Sharon Sergeant), Friend (Karen Schulman), Animal Sanctuary Host (Joni Soffron), Military Historian (Jean Philippe Tondeur), Belgian Journalist (Marc Metdepenningen). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

 Maybe. This is a movie that needs to be carefully thought through with a kind eye and a thoughtful, unprejudiced mind.

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Ben Meyers

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