The Wolf House

image from the film The Wolf House

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Image from the film THE WOLF HOUSE

Inspired by the actual case of Colonia Dignidad (The Dignity Colony, a remote, Chilean Nazi sect founded after WWII), The Wolf House masquerades as an animated fairy tale, photographed to appear as one continuous shot, waiting for the wolf at the door. Maria, a young woman, finds refuge in a house in the south of Chile after escaping from the sect of German religious fanatics. Two pigs, the only occupants of the house, welcome her inside. 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 unto itself.

“[The film fuses] Grimm, the early shorts of David Lynch and the stop-motion work of Jan Švankmajer into a visually engrossing, reference-rich and disturbing tale.” (The Hollywood Reporter)


Ithaca Premiere • Subtitled