Maria, a young woman 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 on 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. In this time-lapse photography where the various elements of beauty, fear, disorder and the narrative itself are born from the same precarious elements that are in permanent states of change. It is the story of a young woman who is hiding in a house, but it is also the story of a physical and mental world that falls apart, destroys itself and renews itself time and again. Superbly accomplished, dark animation that stuns and frightens the viewer.
PREMIERE: Berlin International Film Festival 2018
75’ LUBLIN: 01.12 (Saturday) / at 3:30 p.m. / Kino CK / WARSAW: 08.12 (Saturday) at 4:00 p.m. / Kinoteka – Sala 2/
direction: Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León script: Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León, Alejandra Moffat direction of photography: Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León editing: Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León music: Claudio Vargas cast: Amalia Kassai, Rainer Krause language: Spanish, German subtitles: Polish, English