Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival presents: The Wolf House
(La Casa Lobo)

Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 9pm

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The Wolf House (La Casa Lobo) dir. Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León
JUNE 12  • 9 PM  • 77 MIN.
In Spanish & German with English subtitles


A Q&A with Joaquín Cociña will follow the screening


About the Film

A secretive German settlement that thrived during Pinochet’s reign of terror in Chile, the real-life Colonia Dignidad hid plenty of unsavoury secrets beneath the guise of a wholesome community. The animated The Wolf House doesn’t tackle the horrors inside the colony head on but uses them as a launching pad for a surrealistic fairytale in which the Brothers Grimm meet David Lynch.

The story follows María, a teen who runs away to avoid impending punishment. With a wolf hot on her heels, the girl finds shelter in a house that changes shape at will. The place seems abandoned, except for some pigs that Maria believes she can mould into children, a decision she soon comes to regret. That the film goes on to suggest the fairytale is a tool created by the higher-ups at Colonia Dignidad to prevent children from escaping adds an extra layer of horror to the proceedings.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEc3R3Pn0FA


About HIFF

Now in its 13th year, HIFF provides a unique venue for filmmakers and media artists to share their work in a forum dedicated to the celebration of independent cinema. Since its inception, HIFF has showcased the Atlantic region's most innovative works alongside the films of acclaimed visiting artists. As a filmmaker's festival, HIFF brings the directors of the works we show to Halifax in order to create opportunities for them to connect directly with audiences and local artists through hosted Q+A's, artist talks and workshops. HIFF also presents a number of professional development initiatives, designed to assist local filmmakers with improving their skills and getting their films programmed at festivals around the world.   


Neptune Scotiabank Stage Theatre

1593 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2B2

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