This week, Virtual Cinema invites you to experience captivating international cinema. See a dystopian animated feature set in Chile, and a showcase of award-winning short films from France.
► The Wolf House (La Casa Lobo)
Created by visual artists Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León, The Wolf House (La Casa Lobo) is an astonishingly eerie stop-motion animated feature inspired by a true story. Maria, a young woman in Chile seeking refuge after escaping a sect of German religious fanatics, encounters a house inhabited by two pigs. Like a Grimm's fairy tale, the dreamlike universe of the house reacts to Maria’s feelings—animals transform into humans, and the house becomes a nightmarish world. The Wolf House combines photography, drawing, sculpture, and dance into what the Washington Post calls a “stunning, haunting, unforgettable accomplishment.” Recommended for ages 13+
► New French Shorts 2020
Experience some of French cinema’s most exciting new voices! This showcase of award-winning short films offers something for everyone: romance, comedy, animation, history, middle school drama, LGBTQ themes, and more. The characters featured reflect France’s cultural diversity, from a lovelorn pig farmer to a Napoleon-era soldier. Check out the full lineup of titles. “New French Shorts 2020” is made available through Young French Cinema, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Recommended for adult audiences.