Curate Films' Sam Hobkinson
has combined all of his directorial skills in his newest feature film, 'Misha and the Wolves', which recently premiered at Sundance Film Festival.
A riveting Holocaust story that explores survival as well as inspecting it’s truth, the film is equal parts documentary and psychological thriller. Through expertly placed interviews, the viewer is forced to immerse themselves into the story as jury and detective - sifting through sudden disclosures and convincing details.
Sam has a flair for getting a peek behind the curtains of truth. With 'Fear City', he had testimony from the mafia as well as the law enforcement that caught them. With 'Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable', he aided Damien Hirst in testing the power of a fictional but gripping backstory. Projects like these make it obvious that Sam is an auteur of revelation.
With its world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, the new documentary is a spellbinding account of how Misha Defonseca lived amongst wolves to escape the Nazis, writing a bestseller, peaking the interest of Disney and Oprah’s Book Club only to suddenly raise suspicion. It’s a rollercoaster of events, and it’s all true - until it isn’t.
'Misha and the Wolves' is a story about survival as much as it’s a story about storytelling, and as usual, Sam Hobkinson does it masterfully.