Sundance: ‘Misha and the Wolves’

Jan 31, 2021

It had all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster: The memoir of a young Jewish girl living in Germany in the 1940s who escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to the woods and living with a pack of wolves. 

And yet, the true story of Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years is even more fascinating. In our on-going coverage of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, we’ll talk with director Sam Hobkinson about his film Misha and the Wolves, a deep exploration into the life of the memoir’s author, Misha Defonseca. It’s one of those stories – and indeed, films – where nothing is quite as it seems. Please join us Monday at 11 a.m. for our conversation about this wild tale. 

For more information about Misha and the Wolves, a World Cinema Documentary selection in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, go to