The Snow Wolf: A Winter's Tale

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The Snow Wolf: A Winter's Tale
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Review

Sometimes watching a wildlife film you get the sense that footage has been arranged into a narrative that may not have been quite what unfolded naturally. There have been debates about the rights and wrongs of this kind of sleight-of-TV, debates that this French-British co-production avoids by fully embracing "dramatised natural history". 

A combination of habituated animals and specialist filming tell the story of an alpha female wolf in the Dolomite mountains of north-east Italy. She and her mate have raised a family, but when she is ostracised by the pack, the mother must trek across frozen mountains to find new territory. On the way, she gives birth to six cubs, which is really all you need to know: there are wolf cubs here. Emilia Fox narrates what may be (previews weren’t available) the wildlife equivalent of an art-house movie.

Summary

Dramatised natural history film, following an alpha female wolf in the Dolomite mountains. A tragic sequence of events forces the wolf to flee her pack while pregnant in search of new territory. Along the way, she gives birth to six cubs, which she strives to protect from humans and predators as she journeys into the Alps in search of a new home.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Emilia Fox
Director Fred Fougea
Producer Barthelemy Fougea
Nature