They say that truth is stranger than fiction and Misha And The Wolves is testament to that fact. Premiered at Sundance Film Festival, this documentary will have audiences turning to the person next them and exclaiming, as the kids might say, “WTF?!”.
The film explores the dramatic tale of a woman whose holocaust memoir took the world by storm,. However a fallout with her former friend-turned-publisher results in cracks starting to appear in her story. Ultimately leading to the uncovering of shocking truths.
To say more or go into detail about this unbelievable true story would do the film a disservice. It should be experienced as blind as possible.
Director Sam Hobkinson must be getting a cut from a carpet company given the number of rugs that are pulled out from under the audience during this story. Just when you are processing this new information, you are blindsided once again by new revelations.
In fact, there is one reveal that is so shocking that it will have you questioning everything you have seen up till that point and even the role of documentary filmmaking. How we accept the narrative produced by a filmmaker and how that can be shaped and moulded. After all, was it Mark Twain that said “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story”?
Hobkinson is complete control of the unfolding narrative and with editor Peter Norrey delivers a compelling film in 90 minutes that Netflix would have drawn out over 6 episodes.
Misha And The Wolves is a story that simply must be seen to be believed. Make sure to see it this weekend at Sundance London or when released later this year.
Misha And The Wolves is at Sundance London on July 31 and August 1 and then in UK cinemas from September 3.
Director: Sam Hobkinson
Stars: Magdalena Kolesnik, Julian Swiezewski, Zbigniew Zamachowski
Runtime: 90 minutes