We’ve worked with KimStim to present THE WOLF HOUSE, making it possible for you to see the film — and your ticket helps support the Belcourt. For $12.00, you can purchase a ticket for THE WOLF HOUSE—and you’ll have a 3-day / 72-hour window to watch it. (*Note: You’ll need to create an account with KimStim Virtual Cinema (using the VHX.TV / Vimeo OTT platform) to pay for your ticket, but no monthly or annual subscription is needed. Your account will also ensure that you’re able to pause and revisit the film within your rental period.) KimStim will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here. Note: KimStim is using the VHX.TV / Vimeo OTT platform. You’ll be able to watch the THE WOLF HOUSE on any of the following: (1) Smart TV, (using the browser on your Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast); (2) mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android); and (3) computer (by clicking on the link in your email receipt). For further details, see KimStim’s FAQs here. For general information about streaming and watching on a bigger screen, see our FAQs here.
Once upon a time—in the heart of the 20th century—there was a remote and secretive colony ensconced within central Chile from which nobody could escape… While Colonia Dignidad was known for its sweet honey, surrounding communities whispered of rumored atrocities committed within its reinforced boundaries. Conceived and tyrannically run by former Nazi Paul Schäfer, Colonia’s covert activities ranged from politically sanctioned torture—on behalf of Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship—to Schäfer’s personally orchestrated crimes against the children of Colonia.
Inspired by a reported case, THE WOLF HOUSE testifies on behalf of semi-fictionalized Colonia captive Maria, a German girl punished for releasing two beloved pigs. Maria escapes with her ‘children’ and finds false refuge within a supernaturally sentient house with the capacity to betray Colonia Dignidad’s infamous legacy.
“Astounding… Comparisons with visionary animators like Jan Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers might not be inapt, but they also won’t do the trick — these filmmakers have a perspective and a voice that feels entirely new.” —Glenn Kenny, Critic’s Pick, New York Times “If an Orwellian fable were to be visualized by a surrealist in the vein of Salvador Dali, the result would look and feel something like THE WOLF HOUSE, a jaw-dropping marriage of various animation techniques.” —Tomris Laffly, Variety “[Directors] Cociña and León have favored these signature techniques of rough malleability and moving murals for years. Their painstaking craft results in a jaw-dropping achievement worthy of any and all animation-related awards.” —Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap
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