The Wolf House

    The Wolf House


    María, a girl from Colonia Dignidad, in Chile —a kind of sectarian community, tyrannically mastered by the ruthless Paul Schäfer, a German madman, religious fanatic and child predator, who would end up turning the place into a torture center at the service of the military dictatorship ruled by Augusto Pinochet—, is punished for having lost three pigs, so she decides to run away and take refuge in an abandoned house hidden in the forest.

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    • Amalia KassaiMaría / Ana / Pedro (voice)
    • Rainer KrauseWolf (voice)
    • Karina HylandIntroduction Actor
    • Carlos CociñaIntroduction Actor
    • Natalia GeisseIntroduction Actor
    • Javiera RamirezIntroduction Actor


    • 100

      The New York Times

      The film surprises, with incredible force, in every one of its 75 minutes.
    • 100


      In both concept and execution, The Wolf House will render you awestruck.
    • 90

      The Hollywood Reporter

      Fusing Grimm, the early shorts of David Lynch and the stop-motion work of Jan Svankmajer into a visually engrossing, reference-rich and disturbing tale about the mental delirium of a young girl, 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.
    • 90

      Screen Daily

      As fascinating as the film’s production process proves, it’s the results of their creative labours that entrance and enchant.
    • 90


      It’s an endless metamorphosis that unfolds like some kind of real-time art installation, and in all honesty, it can be a touch overwhelming to take in at times — which is why the digital release of The Wolf House is a blessing in disguise, as audiences can rewind to fully appreciate this awe-inspiring film’s layers of details.
    • 88

      Slant Magazine

      The film’s animation leans into its most jerky, artificial qualities, all the better to enhance the atmosphere of bizarre unreality.
    • 88

      Its visual landscape is unlike any I’ve experienced, and though everything about it is aggressively repellant, it still managed to hold me in a constant state of gobsmacked awe.
    • 83


      This is powerful and uniquely disquieting cinema that should reward the curiosity of those brave enough to seek it out, but you can only stare into a bottomless abyss for so long before you lose the will to keep looking.

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