1972. Spain. Pere Portabella. 85 min.
Saturday, October 6, 2007, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1972. Spain. Directed by Pere Portabella. In Umbracle, an aleatory horror film that paints a critical image of Francoist Spain, Portabella continues his exploration of the language of experimental cinema and develops his aesthetic of combining documentary with reenactment. He worked with Christopher Lee to produce an "ideal and predetermined cliché[d]" image of an actor: "Lee offered to perform my ideas with pleasure. I even managed to get him to do the hardest thing an actor can do: nothing." 85 min.