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North American Premiere

Dirty Wolves

Directed by Simón Casal de Miguel

Spain | 105 minutes | 2015

Spanish and German with English subtitles

Under ancient yew trees in the Nazi-controlled tungsten mines of northwest Spain, a single mother decides to fight someone else’s war—and ends up risking everything. Known mockingly as “The Widow,” Manuela was abandoned by her baby’s father and now works processing the wolfram (tungsten) that the Germans will use to tear through Allied flesh. But it turns out there is more than just the wolf of poverty to keep from the door as Manuela comes to realize that—unlike her country—she cannot remain neutral in a time of war. In a thrilling first feature inspired by actual events, director Simón Casal de Miguel imbues the unrelenting grayness of the Galician countryside with a mysticism as old as the twisting yews and howling wolves that roam beneath them.

Foreign Title Lobos Sucios
Director Simón Casal de Miguel
Countries of Production Spain
Year of Presentation 2015
Language(s) Spanish and German with English subtitles
Premiere Status North American Premiere
Runtime 105 minutes
Principal Cast Marian Álvarez, Manuela Vellés, Pierre Kiwitt

Nominated for 14 Mestre Mateo Awards

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