Chile, 2018, 73 min, Dir. Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña, Not rated but unsuitable for children, Spanish & German with English subtitles, KimStim
The Wolf House
"The film surprises, with incredible force, in every one of its 75 minutes." – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
"The deeply uncanny pic makes for an unsettling viewing experience, a creative tour de force whose endlessly fascinating visuals are deliberately seductive and repellent in equal measure." – Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter
Combining stop-motion techniques, painting and photography, this exquisitely handcrafted animated feature tells the story of a girl who escapes a cult colony of religious fanatics during Chile’s darkest years under Pinochet. The young girl, Maria, finds refuge in a home with two pigs, the only inhabitants of the place. Like in a dream, the universe of the house reacts to Maria's feelings and slowly it 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.
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