La casa lobo

Feature | Unrated | 75 min


AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 1 Sun, Mar 17 9:30 PM
AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 1 Wed, Mar 20 10:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Un mundo extraño
Release Year:2018
Production Country:Chile
Subtitles:Spanish w/ English subtitles
Director:Cristóbal León
Joaquin Cociña


If you are looking for a truly unique experience this year, look no further than the Chilean bizarro film La Casa Lobo. This stop-motion animated feature takes the framework of a fairytale, with a quirky style, but warped by the real-life inspiration of Colonia Dignidad, the real life organization in Chile controlled by former Nazi Paul Schäfer. If that weren’t sinister enough, the narrator is an analog of Schäfer himself, lending a nihilistic pall to the entire production. The animators chose this project as a way to reconcile a distressing part of Chilean history by projecting it through the fairy tale aesthetic. The result is possibly one of the most interesting cinematic experiences of the festival.