Elie, a young woman from the city, has come to a remote North Atlantic island. Its the spring thaw, and she is here to convalesce and get to know the community. The annual seal hunt is in full swing, and Elie feels both drawn to and repelled by the men engaged in it. In this isolated world, peoples lives and deaths are shaped by the brute forces of nature. Elies presence arouses curiosity and mistrust. Maria, the village matriarch and den mother, seeks to uncover the secret reason behing Elies visit. Wolves explores the profound need for belonging.