Misha and the Wolves

Share this Share this A woman’s Holocaust memoir becomes an international scandal in Sam Hobkinson’s compelling documentary.In 1997, an extraordinary memoir was published detailing the experiences of a Holocaust survivor who was raised by a pack of wolves. The pair turned amateur detectives to investigate the discrepancies in Misha’s story. A compelling story, well-researched and sensitively told. Misha and the Wolves Review by Hannah Strong @thethirdhan Share this Directed by Sam Hobkinson Starring Misha Defonseca Anticipation. It would be over 20 years before Misha Defonseca (real name Monique de Wael)…

How Penelope Spheeris captured the wild side of American youth culture

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This sinuous and sensual melodrama of identity, maternity and sexuality plays like a remix of 2006’s Volver cross-processed through 1999’s All About My Mother and even 2002’s Talk To Her – so that’s all of his best films in a single package. As with 2019’s autobiographical Pain & Glory, this one confines much of the drama to Janis’s bijou Madrid flat, in which every shot heaves with background literary references, suggestive art pieces and fabulously gaudy colour combinations. Published 1 Sep 2021 Share this And that’s largely down to Cruz’s…