Introduction and Q&A: Paco Plaza
Spain. Direction: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador. Production: Penta Films. Screenplay: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador. Photography: José Luis Alcaine. Music: Waldo de los Ríos. Edition: Antonio Ramírez de Loaysa, Juan Serra. Cast: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo, Miguel Narros, María Luisa Arias, Marisa Porcel. Running time: 111 min.
LANGUAGE: English, Spanish / SUBTITLES: Spanish
One of the undisputed Spanish fantasy film classics of all time is Narciso Ibáñez Serrador's second and final feature film. A British couple arrive on an island intent on spending a wonderful day of sun and sand, drinking sangria and eating paella. However, things don't quite work out as planned, as the the kids living there have decided to do away with adult power and take control. Based on a novel by Juan José Plans entitled El juego. An exercise in horror in the plain light of day and under the blazing sun that pays tribute to the great Ibáñez Serrador.