Sari is a talented student of literature who appears composed and confident on the outside. Her life is however characterized by a sense of remoteness: women envy her for her intelligence and beauty, men admire her from a distance for the same reasons. But looming inside her is a beast that isolates her from the rest of the world. Sari has epilepsy, a dreaded and mystical disease, and a fear of new attacks makes her live cautiously, keeping a safe distance to other people. When Sari meets Mikko Groman, an older man who is a lecturer at her department, she recognizes in him a similar element of remoteness. Mikko, who drifts around in his private world of complex thoughts, only feels at home in the company of 19th century poetry. In the performance-oriented modern world of computers and camera phones, Mikko is an oddity. In Mikko Sari finds an equal, but outsiders only see them as two totally incompatible people. Year of the Wolf is a film by award-winning director Olli Saarela of forbidden love and of conquering personal fears.