Fairy tales, folklore and remarkable animation combine in this fantastical Chilean tale.

Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña draw upon their own folklore and fairy tales to craft this visually stunning stop-motion animated film out of paint, paper, tape and furniture.

Maria takes refuge in the Wolf House after she has escaped from the colony. The wolf is a former SS Officer, who has moved to Chile, a notorious paedophile and a zealous torturer working for Pinochet and the head of the Colony. As if in a dream the house reacts to Maria’s feelings and transforms her stay into a nightmarish experience.

Reviews

Sometimes reminiscent of an ‘Eraserhead’-style Lynchian nightmare turned into sculpture, paintings and stop-motion, beasts become human, a body forms out of a head like something out of science fiction, and inside every constrained girl is an eager bird desperate to fly free.
The deeply uncanny pic makes for an unsettling viewing experience, a creative tour de force whose endlessly fascinating visuals are deliberately seductive and repellent in equal measure.