The Wolf and The Ewe

By Mohammad-Ali Soleymanzadeh

Original title – Gorg-o Mish
English title – The Wolf and the Ewe
French title – Le Loup et la Brebis



This film is a visual expression of a work by the twelfth century Persian poet Saadi.
In Persian the first glimmerings of dawn, the hour of the wolf, is known as the hour of the wolf and the ewe. The story revolves around this double meaning and the encounter of a ewe and a wolf in those first moments of the day when night gives way to day. As dawn breaks, the ewe contemplates her freedom in the half-shadows preceding the new day.


Directed by – Mohammad-Ali Soleymanzadeh
Screenplay – Mohammad-Ali Soleymanzadeh & Arjang Norouni
Editing – Saïd Pouresmaïli
Animator – Mohammad-Ali Soleymanzadeh
Original Music – Mahmoud Mohaghegh
Sound Designer – Mahmoud Mohaghegh

Drawing on paper – 2D Animation – 35mm – Mono

Executive Producer – Mohammad-Reza Karimi Saremi
Production Manager – Mohammad Tolou
Produced by –  Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults – Kanoon