• Vampir Cuadecuc

    1970. Spain. Pere Portabella. 75 min.

  • Playback

    1970. Spain. Pere Portabella. 8 min.

Saturday, October 6, 2007, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Vampir Cuadecuc

    1970. Spain. Directed by Pere Portabella. Vampir Cuadecuc is a delirious reflection on the codes and conventions of the horror film through the language of structural materialist cinema. Shot on the set of Jesús Franco's Count Dracula (1970), with a compelling soundtrack by Carles Santos, the film alternates between being a horror film—with intertextual references back to Carl Dreyer's Vampyr (1932)—and documenting Franco's filming. This film evinces a distinct authorial style, evidenced through Portabella's use of high-contrast photography and his blending of documentary and fiction. 75 min.

  • Playback

    1970. Spain. Directed by Pere Portabella. Playback documents a Carles Santos recording in which the chorus of the Liceu of Barcelona converts a musical text into a verbal and physical performance. 8 min.

In the Film exhibition Pere Portabella

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