Wolf Totem (Le Dernier Loup) – SNEAK PREVIEW


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Wolf Totem (Le Dernier Loup) – SNEAK PREVIEW

  1. Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:30 p.m.
Image from the film Wolf Totem
Photo: Bai Long


This is a free, but ticketed event. Tickets are available at the IU Auditorium Ticket Office, M-F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; in the IU Cinema Lobby 60 minutes before any screening; or online here. Tickets are free, but there is a $1/ticket service charge for online tickets.

1967. Chen Zhen, a young student from Beijing, is sent to Inner Mongolia to teach a nomadic tribe of shepherds. But it is Chen who has much to learn—about existence in this endless, harsh and breathtakingly beautiful wilderness, about community, freedom and responsibility, and about the most feared and revered creature of the steppes—the wolf. Seduced by the complex and near-mystical bond between these sacred creatures and the herdsmen, fascinated by their cunning, their strength, their ferocious beauty, he captures a cub and tries to tame it. But the growing relationship between man and animal—as well as the tribe's ancient way of life, and the land itself—is threatened when a central government officer decides to eliminate all wolves from the region, whatever the cost. Jean-Jacques Annaud, internationally acclaimed director of Seven Years in Tibet, The Bears, and Two Brothers, returns with Wolf Totem, his latest spectacular adventure into the heart of the natural world, based on the bestselling book by Jiang Rong. (2K DCP Presentation)