Virtual Cinema “The Wolf House” and “New French Shorts 2020” May 30, 2020

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+

• The Wolf House WATCH HERE (June 3–16) Your purchase ($12) supports the MFAH and provides access to the film for three days. See the Trailer

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.

• New French Shorts 2020 WATCH HERE (June 3–16) Your purchase ($12) supports the MFAH and provides access to the film for five days. See the Trailer