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The Wolf House (La Casa lobo)

At Imaginaria 2018 ” The Wolf House (La Casa lobo)” by Cristobal León and Joaquín Cociña

“Once upon a time, a country inside a country. A place lost in the south of Chile, founded in 1961 by the German immigrant Paul Schäfer, who tried to be a place of fable, or at least project an illusion of well-being and peace. A village protected from evil and worldly temptations, where more than 300 Germans and Chileans lived in apparent happiness. But among the small wooden houses, the leafy woods full of flowers, and the children with Tyrolean clothes who sang German folk songs holding hands, there was a wolf. One who did not hide behind the trees, but made himself seen, touched and felt. A wolf who had created his fairytale world, to have a protected place where he could be the villain that everyone had to love.

Playing with the boundaries between fairy tale and nightmare, and taking a piece of the recent history of Chile from an absolutely unprecedented point of view, La casa lobe of Chilean visual artists Cristobal León and Joaquín Cociña.”

Caligari Award for the best film at the Berlinale 2018 and Special Mention of the Jury at Annecy 2018, The lobo house by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña is an ever-changing animated feature film, a step-by-step experimental film that recalls Švankmajer and Quay brothers, surreal, dreamlike, meticulously chaotic. An immersion in Chilean history, amid the horrors of the dictatorship, in that terrible black hole that was the Chile of Augusto Pinochet. Intentionally imprecise, dirty animation, in perennial unstable and creative movement.