'La Casa Lobo' by León & Cociña at International Film Festival (FID), Marseille (July 10-16, 2018)

'La Casa Lobo' by León & Cociña at International Film Festival (FID), Marseille (July 10-16, 2018)

'La Casa Lobo' by León & Cociña at International Film Festival (FID), Marseille (July 10-16, 2018)

La Casa Lobo (The Wolf House), the feature film of the Chilean artist duo Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña will be screened two times during FID (Festival Internationale de Cinéma), the 29th International Film Festival in Marseille, France.

More info on when and where the film will be screened here.

FID Marseille

Every year in early July, the FIDMarseille —Marseille International Film Festival— directed by Jean-Pierre Rehm, proposes a programme of 150 films to approximately 25,000 spectators, in cinemas, theaters, libraries, art galleries, and in open-air amphitheaters throughout the city. The festival presents a large number of films in their world premiere as well as first films. Today, the FIDMarseille is recognized as a source of new cinemas, both documentary productions as well as fiction films.

la casa lobo

La Casa Lobo tells the story of Maria, a young refugee stationed in southern Chile after escaping from a sect. The film is inspired by Colonia Dignidad, a secretive and controversial sect in southern Chile established in the sixties by German immigrants. León & Cociña tell the story as if they were part of the sect. They pretend to be Colonia Dignidad’s animation film company and make the film as an indoctrinating fairy tale.

For the incredibly time-consuming production process of the film, the duo initiated a nomadic studio project setting up temporary workshops in museums and other art institutions. Starting at Upstream Gallery in 2013 during their exhibition Flowers, the studio has traveled to Casa Maauad in Mexico City, Modern Art Museum Buenos Aires, Contemporary Art Museum of Chile and the Media Arts Biennale in Santiago de Chile among other locations. Each time, La Casa Lobo was presented as a work in progress. And by making the set part of the exhibition, the working process itself is turned into an artwork.

12 Jul '18