THE WOLF HOUSE
THE WOLF HOUSE

THE WOLF HOUSE

Director Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña

Production year 2018

Length 73min.

Country Chile/Germany

SYNOPSIS

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.

CAST & CREW

Cristóbal León
Cristóbal León

Director

Producer

Catalina Vergara, Niles Atallah

Script

Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña, Alejandra Moffat

Sound

Claudio Vargas

Production company

Diluvio Globo Rojo


Joaquín Cociña
Joaquín Cociña

Director

Joaquín Cociña

Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña have been working together since 2007. They were educated at the Universidad Católica, Santiago de Chile. León also studied at UDK (Berlin) and De Ateliers (Amsterdam). With their experimental films, Leon and Cociña create a new interpretation of the religious symbolism and magical rituals that are deeply rooted in the traditional culture of Latin America. For the production of their films they combine different techniques such as photography, drawing, sculpture, dance and performance. An unpolished cinematographic language characterizes the stop-motion films of León and Cociña. The papier mâché figures and innocent-looking drawings strongly contrast with the heavy topics such as religion, sex and death the films deal with. León and Cociña have won numerous awards and their films have premiered at Rotterdam and Locarno among other international film festivals. Their work is frequently exhibited in museums and biennials in Latin America, but it has also been presented at venues such as the Whitechapel Gallery, the Guggenheim, KW Berlin, the Venice Biennial and Art Basel Statements with Upstream Gallery. Their first feature film, La Casa Lobo, was produced as a nomadic work in process art installation in many different public locations like museums, cultural centers and art galleries. The film will now premiere in the Forum at the Berlin International Film Festival. Together with Niles Atallah, they founded the Film Production Company Diluvio.


Filmography

By Night in Chile (2007), Lucia (2007), Luis (2008), Father. Mother. (2011), The Temple (2011), The Arc (2011), The Andes (2012), The Witch and the Lover (2012), The Stepmother (2016), The Wolf House (2018).

FILMS 2019