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The Wolf House (15*)

London International Animation Festival 2018

The Wolf House

Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña draw upon their own folklore and fairy tales to craft this visually stunning stop-motion animated film out of paint, paper, tape and furniture.

In a picture-perfect valley of the Andes, a rural colony is home to German immigrants and their offspring. At first The Wolf House cleverly pretends to be an archival film singing the praises of Colonia Dignidad, but the film soon turns out to be a perverted and disturbing tale, feeding on familiar children’s stories - from Little Red Riding Hood to The Three Little Pigs – bringing out the darkness of the events it relates to. 

Maria takes refuge in the Wolf House after she has escaped from the colony. The wolf is Paul Schaeffer, a former SS Officer, who has moved to Chile, a notorious paedophile and a zealous torturer working for Pinochet and the head of the Colony. As if in a dream the house reacts to Maria’s feelings and transforms her stay into a nightmarish experience. 

Chile 2017 Dirs Cristóbal León,Joaquín Cociña 73 mins

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