Museum Films is partnering with KimStim to deliver the best of new world cinema straight to your living room! We’re pleased to share The Wolf House, a wildly innovative Chilean stop-motion fable that’s one part Lynchian dark fairy tale and one part political critique.
One $12 ticket is good for a 3-day pass to see The Wolf House. A portion of each sale supports OKCMOA and its mission. Click here to purchase a pass.
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Fusing Grimm, the early shorts of David Lynch and the stop-motion work of Jan Svankmajer, Annecy International Animated Film Festival award winner The Wolf House is loosely based on the story of Colonia Dignidad, a German émigré-run colony in post-WWII Chile that was revealed to have been used to imprison, torture, and murder dissidents during the Pinochet regime. As deeply disturbing as its inspiration would suggest, it is also a truly inspired feat of animation, its extraordinary craft and artistic vision fusing with its profoundly sinister themes to create an experience of exceptional power.
Using stop-motion animation to unfurl a never-ending series of transformations that play out as a single sequence shot, Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña—making their first feature after a series of shorts—tell the grim fairy tale of Maria, a young woman who 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. As 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. The Wolf House is easily one of the most accomplished, transporting, and conceptually rich animated features to appear in recent memory.
Directors Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña | 2018 | In Spanish and German with English subtitles | 75 minutes | NR
OKCMOA is grateful to KimStim for providing us with the opportunity to continue offering the cinematic experience to our devoted audiences in the Oklahoma City community, even as our theater remains temporarily closed. Your support with this purchase will help OKCMOA remain a vibrant center for cinema culture once this turbulent period is behind us. The show must go on—and it will, thanks to you.