Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival, to be held next November 6th-15th, will pay tribute to Pere Portabella (Figueres, 1927). According to the festival: “Pere Portabella is an essential element of the cinematography of our country. Author of central works such as “Nocturno 29” (1968), “Umbracle” (1972), “El Sopar” (1974), “Informe General” (1977) or “El silencio antes de Bach” (2007), among many others, and producer of such notorious works as “Los Golfos” (Carlos Saura, 1959), “El cochecito” (Marco Ferreri, 1960) or “Viridiana” (Luis Buñuel,1961). His vision has always been committed to both society and artistic and political avant-garde and has become a source of inspiration for many artists and cinephiles; which is central to understand most of the break-through and forward laps that there have been over the history of our cinema and our country”.
“Moreover, Portabella is linked to the history of Molins de Rei because his first feature film was first screened within the Spanish boundaries during the Semana de Cine de Molins de Rei, in February 1969. As far as we are concerned, in 1974 we also programmed “Vampir-Cuadecuc” (1970) as a surprise session; when its screening was forbidden by Franco’s dictatorship. The screening of this fascinating and unique masterpiece, will be part of our tribute as a celebration of its 50th anniversary”.