Dirty Wolves (Lobos sucios)


Rafael 2 Sun, Oct 18, 2015 8:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Mind the Gap
Running Time:105 min
Premiere Status:World
Director:Simón Casal de Miguel
Producer:Juan de Dios Serrano
John Engel
Jordi Mendieta
Screenwriter:Carmen Abarca
Paula Cons
Felipe Rodríguez
Cinematographer:Sergi Gallardo
Editor:Jordi López
Cast:Marian Álvarez
Manuela Vellés
Pierre Kiwitt
Print Source:Latido Films
Note Writer:Lucy Laird


Under ancient yew trees in the Nazi-controlled tungsten mines of northwest Spain, a single mother decides to fight someone else’s warand ends up risking everything. Known mockingly as “The Widow,” Manuela was abandoned by her baby’s father and now works processing the wolfram (aka 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 thatunlike her countryshe 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. And in Marian Álvarez’s steely, nuanced Manuela, along with the terrific supporting cast, he has mined rich and subtle talent.

Co-presented by Latino Council and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC

Additional Information


Simon Casal de Miguel launched his career as a writer-director with the short film Panta Rei (Everything Flows), which won festivals prizes around the world including HDFest Los Angeles and FasCurt Barcelona. His studies in Barcelona and Madrid included sociology, film directing, photography, and script writing. He currently works in the audiovisual and advertising industry as a photographer, director, and scriptwriter doing TV and online advertisements for major Spanish brands. His first film for TV, Eduardo Barreiros, the Spanish Henry Ford (2011) won the Platinum Award for Best TV Movie at the 2011 WorldFest Houston. In 2014 he directed the TV series El Faro, and in 2015 he completed Dirty Wolves, to be released commercially in 2016.