Midnight Shivers


Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

The Wolf Wood

Мысленный волк
Director: Valeriya Gay Germanika
Country: Russian Federation
Year: 2019
Film duration: 01:10
Language: Russian
Producer: Valeriya Gay Germanika
Screenwriter: Yuriy Arabov
DoP: Morad Abdel-Fattakh, Oleg Lukichyov, Evgeniy Privin
Editor: Ivan Lebedev
Music: Igor Vdovin
Cast: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Liza Klimova, Asya Ozturk, Yuriy Turbin, Fyodor Lavrov
Production: Leos Film


When reporters verbally attacked Valeriya Gay Germanika, whom the Russian Film Academy eleven years ago titled the Discovery of the Year, at the presentation of her third full-length film at the Kinotavr Film Festival, she told them to drink less.

“The Wolf Wood” is a parable about fear; it is a story about the attitudes of a mother and daughter deprived of love, who temporarily find mutual understanding, rallied by fear before the story invented by the mother about a cannibalistic wolf. On a philosophical level it is a reflection on the lost purity of thoughts, which is the main condition for the harmony of human life, and yet another illustration of the proverb: “The sleep of reason produces monsters”.

“The Wolf Wood” is definitely not a horror film in the classical sense. We Estonians understand well why it is not – we have our own Kitzberg’s ‘Werewolf’ which can be made into ten similar films.


Director's filmography: Devochki (2005), Den rozhdeniya Infanty (Infanta's Birthday, 2007), Vse umrut a ya ostanus (Everybody Dies But Me, PÖFF 2008), Da i Da (Yes & Yes, 2014), Myslennyy volk (Spiritual Wolf, 2019)
  • Valeriya Gay Germanika

    Sun, November 17, 2019


    Apollo Kino Astri, Saal 2 Tallink, Narva

    Screening code: 032904
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Screening duration: 01:10
    Language: Russian

    Sat, November 23, 2019


    Kohtla-Järve Kultuurikeskus, Kohtla-Järve

    Screening code: 093104
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Screening duration: 01:10
    Language: Russian

    Sat, November 23, 2019


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 7, Tallinn

    Screening code: 090404
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Q&A guests: Lisa Klimova
    Screening duration: 01:30
    Language: Russian

    Mon, November 25, 2019


    Apollo Kino Solaris, Saal 3, Tallinn

    Screening code: 111102
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Screening duration: 01:10
    Language: Russian






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