Hommage Narciso Ibanez Serrador

An English couple decide to treat themselves to some serious sun- bathing, but preferably without the crowds  of  drunken  tourists  that usually go along with that. The two lovebirds pick Almanzora, a lesser- known Spanish island. And yes, it has everything: the white sandy beaches, blue sky, sun all year long…  The only downside   is  the  reception:   not  a single  adult  in sight,  a ghost  town and a bunch of kids that really love playing  the  piñata.  No  matter  on

what,  or on  whom…  Narciso Ibañez Serrador’s controversial WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? came out in 1976 and immediately  got  banned  in a great number of countries. To no surprise: the film tackles – and mercilessly breaks – many taboos concerning childhood.  A lawn-mower massacre like in BRAINDEAD is jolly good fun, but are we able to kill the ultimate symbol of innocence? It’s that psychological barrier that Serrador willfully annihilates with this shocking piece o’ film. Come and  (re)discover this staple of Spanish horror cinema on the big screen as an hommage to Serrador, who sadly passed away last year (no children were involved). You just  can’t  get  enough?  Well, good news: the Offscreen Film Festival and the Instituto Cervantes are already planning a screening of his debut THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED  for




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