by Mamoru Hosoda – Japan, 2012
(117', Digital, Original version with Italian subtitles)
Hana falls in love with a wolf-spirit and is left to raise their two wolf children alone when he passes away. The children, one a baby and the other a toddler, are far from normal, switching from human to wolf seemingly at random and with little control.
But how do you deal with children who are as likely to open drawers as they are to chew on your table legs? When they get sick, do you take them to a doctor or a vet? What do you do when your landlord wants to evict you for breaking your lease by keeping pets? And most importantly, how do you prevent their secret from being exposed to the world?
Mamoru Hosoda (細田 守 Hosoda Mamoru, born September 19, 1967) is a Japanese film director and animator. Formerly employeed at Toei Animation, he has worked at Madhouse since 2005. He first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films in the Digimon Adventure series and the sixth film in the One Piece series. In the later 2000s, he diversified more with other films, including 2006's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, 2009's Summer Wars, and 2012's Wolf Children.