1963. Spain. Luis García Berlanga. 91 min.
Presented by Rafael Azcona
Saturday, October 20, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1963. Spain. Directed by Luis García Berlanga. Screenplay by Berlanga, Rafael Azcona, Ennio Flaiano. With José Isbert, Nino Manfredi. A soon-to-retire executioner in early 1960s Spain worries about finding a successor and a groom for his daughter. The local undertaker, a handsome young man, seems a candidate for both roles. Berlanga's most elegant film, shot by the great cinematographer Tonino Delli Colli, remains a powerful condemnation of capital punishment and the Francoist myths of duty and patriotism. In Spanish; English subtitles. 91 min.