Construction is nearing completion on The House, an intriguing story collection from Nexus Studios and some of the most exciting names in stop-motion animation: Antwerp-based duo Emma de Swaef & Marc Roels (This Magnificent Cake!), Swedish auteur Niki Lindroth von Bahr (The Burden) and London-based actress/director Paloma Baeza (Poles Apart).
Netflix offered a first look at the texturally rich, charmingly odd anthology today with images and chapter synopses, and announced a premiere date of January 14, 2022
Story 1, directed by Marc James Roels & Emma de Swaef
Set in the 1800s, impoverished Raymond meets a mysterious benefactor who promises to restore both him and his family to their former status. The family soon learns that wants and desires may not always lead you where you expect.
Story 2, directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Set in the present day, a harassed property developer tries to make a quick sale from a renovation. However, some eerie unexpected guests have other plans and become the catalyst to a more personal transformation.
Story 3, directed by Paloma Baeza
Set in the near future, the house survives a hugely changed landscape. We meet Rosa, a young landlady determined to stay in her beloved crumbling house and restore it to its former glory. But Rosa’s unrealistic vision has blinded her to the inevitable change that is coming and to what matters most.