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Vampir – Cuadecuc

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Date: 2022-09-29 12:02:34
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Vampir – Cuadecuc

Vampir – Cuadecuc is a work of pure alchemy. Pere Portabella creates a ravishing masterpiece shot on the set of Jesús Franco and Christopher Lee’s Count Dracula.

With high contrast dissolution and decay, Vampir – Cuadecuc pays homage to the classics of the likes of Nosferatu by transforming perhaps one of the worst horror films of all time into what critic Jonathan Rosenbaum describes as one of the most beautiful films ever made. Vampir – Cuadecuc is also key in understanding transitions in Spain from the period of ‘new cinema’ (permitted by the Franco government) towards illegal, clandestine or openly antagonistic practices against the Franco regime.

Pere Portabella is a veteran Catalan
director, politician and producer whose
work spans five decades and both narrative
and avant-garde cinema. Hailed as an
essential figure in the political and
cultural history of Spain in addition
to his own multi-award winning films,
Portabella’s achievements include
producing collaborations with Joan Miró
and Buñuel’s 1961 Palme d’Or winner


Mudanza, 2010 

The Silence Before Bach, 2007 

Nocturne 29, 1968

The Moment of Truth, 1965 


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Pere Portabella