El fantástico mundo de Juan Orol

de Sebastian del Amo


Born a Galician, Juan Orol arrived in Mexico City as a teenager. There he would become one of the most representative figures of its film making. Fascinated by film noir, he specialized in B movies made with little money and without looking back. Full of absurdities and nonsense, his movies took on a cult aura that won him the description of “involuntary surrealist”. Now, Sebastián del Amo pays a deserving homage to “the king of schlock” with this imaginative biopic, with a mise-en-scene that imitates the evolution of “Orolian aesthetics” from the black and white of his mafia films to the saturated colors of his fantasies during the hippie era.


Sebastian del Amo

With a degree in cinematography from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, this is the job he had in movies like Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (99) or Sin sentido (02). El fantástico mundo de Juan Orol is his directorial debut.

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Oficial Noves Visions - Dark
Original language: Spanish