Cameron Bailey (TIFF) comments on the film… | REVIEW

Shot over the course of two years, To the Wolf is a true labour of love, and it shows. Details are cherished like handcrafted trinkets. The picturesque mountains that line the landscape of each shot accentuate the beautifully bleak cinematography that perfectly mirrors the feeling of dread the characters are experiencing. The cast was chosen from real shepherds, farmers, and townspeople in an effort to attain the greatest level of authenticity in this documentary/narrative hybrid. Careful choice of shooting days gives a sense of perpetual rainfall. And, like masters of illusion, Koutsospyrou and Hughes guide each small aesthetic choice towards a conclusion with surprising — even shocking — impact.

Cameron Bailey