Based on a true story, this film shows the beautiful friendship between a girl and her wolf.
Netflix has just released this wonderful film based on a true story, Vicky and her Mystery. After the death of his wife, Stéphane and his 8-year-old daughter Victoria move to the mountains to start fresh and rekindle their relationship. Vicky hasn’t spoken to her father since her mother died. This closed-off little girl begins to find her confidence and voice through the help of a puppy called Mystery.
The French film is directed by Denis Imbert and stars Shana Keil, Vincent Elbaz, Eric Elmosnin, and Marie Gillian. The film lasts roughly 83 minutes and subtitles or dubbed voices are available as an option.
Even the opening credits had me tearing up, probably not the best choice of film for me to review. Anything with animals and I cry. In total, my eyes welled up six times. This film is a lovely, sweet, simple story that shows compassion and love towards animals and nature.
In the opening credits, and throughout the film, there is beautiful cinematography of the mountains and nature, which makes me want to go traveling and get some fresh mountain air. The landscape shots are beautiful, throughout the seasons and both night and day, the peaceful nature is a powerful contrast between the danger of the wolves and humans.
The acting is to a high standard, especially from the animals. Great chemistry, and powerful connections, there were scenes where I really felt for the characters and could feel their sadness and loss. There is one section where Mystery is taken away and Victoria’s nightmares come back and she becomes introverted again. This is a very hard and sad part of the film and I was praying for Mystery to come back!
The story is about love and friendship and healing wounds, with some heart-racing moments, intense feelings about having a wolf in the house, and tensions around what will happen to Mystery.
With a happy ending, this film is a tear-jerking, happy watch, which I recommend. Now I must go rescue my own baby wolf.