A student from 1960's Beijing discovers a common ground between himself and the animals he lives beside in this period drama from director Jean-Jacques Annaud. After being sent to Mongolia to live with a group of herdsmen, Chen Zhen (Feng Shaofeng) develops an affection for a group of wolves who he comes to see as equals, and attempts to adopt and raise an endangered cub.
"Set against the stunning geography of Inner Mongolia, WOLF TOTEM is a boy-and-his-dog story, writ large..." - 09/10/2015 A.V. Club
"Whether its the expanse of rolling hills and frozen lakes or close-ups of a baby wolfs soft fur, the camera hugs each texture with awe." - 09/10/2015 Chicago Sun-Times
"The landscape and painstakingly trained wolves are the true stars." - 09/11/2015 New York Times