French Nuclear Submarine Thriller
The Wolf’s Call

Le chant du loup

US Premiere

Thursday, June 6, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Join writer-director and former diplomat Antonin Baudry for a special screening of his debut feature, The Wolf’s Call. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Baudry and Kent Jones, Director of the New York Film Festival.

Nicknamed the “Golden Ear”, a young man possesses the rare talent of being able to identify every sound he hears in the sea. Aboard a French nuclear submarine, everything depends on him. However, his infallible reputation is scarred after a mistake puts the lives of the whole crew at risk. Determined to win back his comrades’ trust, he leads them into even more precarious waters. In a world filled with disinformation and with nuclear war on the line, they find themselves caught in a crisis spiraling rapidly out of control.

Written and directed by Antonin Baudry, 2019. 115 min. DCP.
With François Civil, Omar Sy, Mathieu Kassovitz, Reda Kateb
In French with English subtitles

“A slick underwater thriller that never lets up from the opening shot.”—Hollywood Reporter


  • About Antonin Baudry
    • Antonin Baudry is a writer, director, and former diplomat. Baudry most recently held positions as Ambassador for French Culture and President of the Institut Français, and was previously French Cultural Counselor in New York (2010-2015). While in New York, Baudry founded the renowned Albertine bookstore. Under the pen name of Abel Lanzac, he received the prize for best album at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2013 for the graphic novel series “Quai d’Orsay.” Baudry’s film adaptation of “Quai d’Orsay” won the special jury prize for best screenplay at several festivals. Le Chant du Loup is Baudry’s feature-length directorial debut and has opened to great critical acclaim in France. It was recently acquired by Netflix for US distribution.
      Baudry is an alumnus of both the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm) and the Ecole Polytechnique.