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Los Huesos / Le Ossa

Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña
Chile | 2021 | 14’22 v.o. sott. ENG/ITA

Los Huesos is a fictitious account of the world’s first stop-motion animated film. Dated 1901 and excavated in 2021 as Chile drafts a new Constitution, the footage documents a ritual performed by a girl who appears to use human corpses. Emerging in the ritual are Diego Portales and Jaime Guzmán, central figures in the construction of authoritarian and oligarchic Chile.

Direction, Screenpaly, Animation: Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña
Art Director: Natalia Geisse
Music: Tim Fain
Executive Producer: Adam Butterfield, Ari Aster
Production: Lucas Engel, Pista B
Distribution: Diluvio Cine

Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña

Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña are a Chilean artistic duo created in 2007. Their solo and collective work has been shown internationally in individual and group exhibitions, in film and audiovisual festivals and in art Biennials, being part of several collections in different countries, and having exhibited at the Venice Biennale (Italy), Guggenheim Museum (New York), Whitechapel Gallery (London) and at the Video and Media Arts Biennial (National Museum of Fine Arts). Their cinematographic work has been recognized worldwide by critics and the public. Their first feature film “”La Casa Lobo”” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, won the Best Film Award at the Annecy Film Festival, among many other awards, and was considered by the IGN site as one of the 10 Best Animated Films of history.