Spanish

Bizarre Movies: ‘The Valdemar Inheritance’

Spain is currently going through a gothic revival that parallels Hammer in the sixties; like their English counterparts, some films are burdened with cheesy dialogue, all are beautifully art directed, the plots tend toward over-complication and are packed with gothic tropes. So we get put-upon heroines, evil aristos, grand buildings, sinister supernatural storylines and bizarre […]

Re:View – ‘Agnosia’

Another day, another astonishing Spanish genre film, this time a period baroque thriller by Eugenio Mira. Joana suffers a disorder that stops her from being able to tell familiar faces apart. Those she sees every day have to wear different coloured rosettes to enable her to differentiate between them. Her father is a brilliant optics […]