Rick Ostermann / Germany / 2013 / 96 mins/ German, Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian with English subtitles / Narrative
The ‘Wolf Children’ is a little known chapter of German history. The name was given to orphaned German children who survived by staying together in packs in Soviet-occupied East Prussia post-WWII. Based on true-life events from writer/director Rick Ostermann’s own family history, we follow 14-year-old Hans and the children he meets in the dense, dangerous and dream-like ‘Grimm’ forest. This hauntingly beautiful and confronting film is a memorial to the hopeless children of war.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.