The Loft Cinema, the University of Arizona’s Center for Latin American Studies, and Cinema Tropical are proud to announce the special film series “CineMÁS: Horror,” taking place on November 1 and 4 at The Loft Cinema in Tucson, Arizona; and programmed by Orquídea Morales.
The recent success of some Latin American horror films such as Jayro Bustamante’s La Llorona and Michelle Garza Cervera’s Huesera: The Bone Woman, have shed a light on the untapped and rich tradition of genre cinema in the region. The special series ‘CineMÁS: Horror’ celebrates Latin American horror cinema with three wonderful titles from Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, which masterfully weave terrifying genre conventions with local traditions, histories, and folklore to become larger national and political allegories.
November 4: The Wolf House / La casa lobo
Combining stop-motion techniques, painting, and photography, this exquisitely handcrafted animation feature tells the story of Maria, a young woman who finds refuge in a house in the south of Chile after escaping from a sect of German religious fanatics. She is welcomed into the home by two pigs, the only inhabitants of the place. Like in a dream, the universe of the house reacts to Maria’s feelings, morphing and changing around her. The animals transform slowly into humans and the house becomes a nightmarish world. Inspired by the actual case of Colonia Dignidad during Chile’s darkest years under Augusto Pinochet, The Wolf House masquerades as an animated fairy tale produced by the leader of the sect in order to indoctrinate its followers. (Dir. by Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña, Chile, in Spanish with English subtitles, 2018, 72 mins., Not Rated).
CineMÁS: Horror is the inaugural series of the larger initiative CineMÁS, presented by The Loft Cinema, the UA Center for Latin American Studies and Cinema Tropical to promote Latin American cinema in Tucson, and foster local audiences for its exhibition.
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