The Wolves

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    The Wolves

    Les Loups

    Directed by

    Canada, France

    2015

    107 min

    • French

    Drama

    The thawing season has just begun and the arrival of Élie, a young woman with a mysterious past, upsets the equilibrium of a small, isolated island in the North Atlantic. The seal hunters who inhabit the island are used to the brutal isolation dominated by the forces of nature and the appearance of such an unexpected figure generates a mixture of curiosity and diffidence. Élie, after an initial repulsion, begins to feel an unexplainable attraction for the members of the community. One of these is Marie, part matriarch, part mother-wolf of the pack. She is bothered by the presence of the stranger and seems more determined than ever to discover what has pushed this city girl to find refuge in such a faraway and inhospitable place.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI Award - Torino FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Evelyne Brochu
    Louise Portal
    Benoit Gouin
    Gilbert Sicotte
    Cindy-Mae Arsenault
    Augustin Legrand
    Screenplay
    Sophie Deraspe
    Cinematography
    Philippe Lavallette
    Editing
    Amrita David
    Music
    David Trescos
    Sales
    WAZABI FILMS
    Production
    ACPAV

    Press

    Sensitivity to the power of the image is apparent throughout.

    T'Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette

    Sophie Deraspe

    Sophie Deraspe

    Canada

    My work in fiction has a lot to do with documentary, and my work in documentary has some fiction as well... It’s always in a quest for truth.

    Sophie Deraspe fell into cinema through visual arts and literature. As both a director and a cinematographer, she has worked mostly in documentary before directing her realism bending first feature length film MISSING VICTOR PELLERIN (2006). Followed by critical acclaim and projections throughout the world, Sophie's realistic work has continued with her second feature film VITAL SIGNS (2009) and THE AMINA PROFILE (2015). Her latest film is THE WOLVES.

    Selected Filmography