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The Bones
The Bones
A MUBI Release
8.3
/10
3,774 Ratings

Synopsis

The world’s first stop-motion animation film is excavated as Chile drafts a new Constitution. The film shows a girl performing a ritual exorcism to free Chile from its feudal heritage. Among a dance of bones, organs, and body parts, the spirits of two damned Secretaries of State are invoked.

Our take

A major prizewinner at this year’s Venice Film Festival, this stop-motion danse macabre from Chilean filmmaking duo Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León (The Wolfhouse) evokes the spirit of early Tim Burton. Executive produced by Ari Aster (Hereditary), The Bones is an incantatory gothic fantasia.

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