La Casa Lobo / The Wolf House (CL 2018, Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña)

CL 2018, D: Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña, 75’, OmdU/OV with German subtitles, DCP

Colonia Dignidad, presented by an image film. In a sweetish voice, the “sheperd” narrator tells of life in the community formed by German emigrants, dispels some unpleasant rumours and also mentions Maria. Maria was able to flee with two little pigs alongside her. In the woods, she finds a house to hide herself and her companions from the claws of the wolf. It is rattling, creaking and cracking, inside and outside. The Chilean puppet and animation artists’ first full-length feature portrays a traumatised young woman’s ever-changing world. Paint streams across the walls, forming faces. The bodies made of papier-mâché melt and regenerate. Everything is crumbling, shaking, moaning and staring. THE WOLF HOUSE is based on a series of exhibitions, inviting the visitors to participate in the formation process. Meticulous detail work in Europa and South America brought the stop-motion arrangements to life. Uniting the widespread paintings and virtuous sculptural art with sounds, voices, and folk songs, the cinematic outcome forms both an intense and touching nightmare as well as a political parable on Augusto Pinochets’ frightening reign.

11 April, 8 pm – UT Connewitz – € 6,5 (5,5 red.)