Republic Film Distribution has acquired UK-Ireland rights to Sam Hobkinson’s Sundance 2021 documentary Misha And The Wolves.
The distributor has set an exclusive theatrical release for September 3 across the territory; the film will then be broadcast by BBC Storyville later in the year. Netflix previously acquired US rights on the film.
Misha And The Wolves follows a woman whose Holocaust memoir took the world by storm, before a fallout with her publisher – who turned detective – revealed a deception created to hide a darker truth.
The film is produced by Arts Alliance and MetFilm from the UK, with Belgium’s Bright Yellow Films. Producers are Poppy Dixon, Al Morrow, Matt Wells, Jurgen Buedts and Gregory Zalcman, with executive producers Stewart le Maréchal, Thomas Hoegh, Vesna Cuic, Jonny Persey, Adrian Sibley, Mandy Chang, Hayley Reynolds, Martin Pieper and Barbara Truyen.
It debuted in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance in January, going on to play Denmark’s CPH:DOX and Hot Docs in Canada.