The Wolf House – Virtual Cinema
Director: Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León
2018, Chile | Germany, 75 Mins., Virtual Cinema, Not Rated
Language: Spanish | GermanWATCH NOW
“Beautiful and grotesque.”
— Screen International
Combing stop-motion techniques, painting and photography, this exquisitely handcrafted animation feature tells the story of a girl who escapes a cult colony of religious fanatics during Chile’s darkest years under Pinochet.
Maria, a girl finds refuge in a house in the south of Chile after escaping from a sect of German religious fanatics. She is welcomed into the home by two pigs, the only inhabitants of the place. Like in a dream, the universe of the house reacts to Maria’s feelings. The animals transform slowly into humans and the house becomes a nightmarish world. Inspired by the actual case of Colonia Dignidad, “The Wolf House” masquerades as an animated fairy tale produced by the leader of the sect in order to indoctrinate its followers.
“A creative tour de force!”
“Visually stunning and horrifying.”
— The New York Times
“Daring stop motion. One-of-a-kind animated feature.”
+a Facebook Live Q&A with THE WOLF HOUSE filmmaking team Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León on the May 21st (Thursday) at 8 pm –
RSVP for the Q&A here: https://bit.ly/2SZAttd or just tune into Facebook Live on KimStim’s FB page on the May 21st: https://www.facebook.com/kimstimfilms/