Synopsis

“Histories of Wolves” is a collection of stories about wolves in the northern mountains of Portugal. Among the rocky ranges, there is a village called Pitões das Junias. At nightfall, shepherds gather and tell stories. Myths, legends, stories of death, are told. These tales of werewolves and humans are as alive now as they were centuries ago.

Bio-filmography of the director

Agnes Meng is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. She graduated from School of Journalism and Communication in Tsinghua University; and “Docnomads” Erasmus Joint Master that involve study at Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon, University of Theater and Film Arts in Budapest and LUCA School of Arts in Brussels. Agnes has a background in filmmaking, journalism and anthropology, she worked as anthropology research assistant in south west China and Tibet.

Her first short documentary "Histories of Wolves" premiered at 25th Hotdocs Canadian International Documentary Festival, it was screened in the international competition at Indielisboa 2018, Makedox 2018, and won the best short documentary award at 21st Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico, becoming eligible for the Oscars at 2019.

Cast

Joaquina da Anta

Maria Carvalho

Domingos Dias Gonçalves Lucinda Carvalho

Maria Emília Veloso

Maria Afonso

Crew

Director:

Agnes Meng

Assistant director:

José Fernandes

Cinematography:

Agnes Meng

Additional Camera:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Direct sound:

Agnes Meng

José Fernandes

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Editor:

Agnes Meng

Sound design:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Agnes Meng
Producer:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Agnes Meng