03-09-2015 12:30

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Brigadoon will be screening more diverse horror and strengthening its commitment to documentaries

Actress Rosanna Yanni to receive the Nosferatu Award and the section will be screening films from her career

Mexican filmmaker Taboada, the muses of horror cinema Rosanna Yanni and Me Me Lai, legendary filmmaker Ibáñez Serrador and his factory, the sadly missed figure of Juan Piquer Simón and the worldwide premiere of the documentary on Soledad Miranda are just a few of the essential proposals in the lineup of a Brigadoon that will be diverse in its forms but authentic, once again, in its contents of radical and cult genre productions.

Brigadoon brings together a suggestive collection of fiction feature lengths, short films, and documentaries in a lineup presenting worldwide premières, reviewing relevant careers in genre cinema, offering a painstakingly chosen selection of documentaries and presenting its first official book.

Included among the programmed fiction feature lengths are films like Guinea pig: Bouquet of Guts & Gore, directed by Stephen Biro, a new reconstruction of the vicious episode Flower of Flesh & Blood, by Hideshi Hino, from the mythical saga Guinea Pig; Female Werewolf, an approach to the universe of Jesús Franco, directed by the publisher of Fangoria magazine, Chris Alexander; Darkside Witches, by Gerard Diefenthal, starring mythical actress Barbara Bouchet, and Le scaphandrier (Death Dive), a film that could be a perfect remake of John Carpenter’s film The Fog, directed by Alain Vézina. In addition, legendary actress will be presenting Eaten Alive! The Rise and Fall of the Italian Cannibal Film, directed by Calum Waddell.

These films have been added to the previously announced Villa Nabila, by Syafiq Yusof; The Entity, by Eduardo Schuldt; O diablo mora aquí, by Rodrigo Gasparini and Dante Vescio, and Me and my Mates vs. the Zombies Apocalypse, by Declan Shrubb.

Once again this year, Brigadoon offers a painstakingly chosen selection of documentaries in its lineup. This year´s Festival will be the stage for the worldwide première of Soledad Miranda: una flor en el desierto, by Pepe Flores & Paco Millán, a documentary revolving around the deceased actress from Seville, and The Simon’s Jigsaw: un viaje al universo de Juan Piquer Simón, by Luís Esquinas, about the also deceased filmmaker and producer from Valencia, Juan Piquer Simón.  

Brigadoon 2015 will also be screening the episodes El cumpleaños, El doble, El regreso, El último reloj and El caso del señor Valdemar from the legendary TV series Historias para no dormir, unreleased for the moment in DVD. The Ibáñez Serrador factory is in the preproduction stage of a new season of the popular horror series created by the legendary Narciso Chicho Ibáñez Serrador. In this new phase, Prointel Producciones, directed by his son, Alejandro Ibáñez, under the supervision and wise advise of his father and teacher, proposes new stories and updated versions of some of the series’ most terrifying episodes. The creative crew will be made up of renowned directors and up and coming talents in Spanish genre cinema. In addition to other entertainment projects the production company is also developing a documentary film on the life of Narciso Ibáñez Serrador.

This year, the Nosferatu Award will go to Argentinean actress Rosanna Yanni, extremely prolific in the Spanish cinematic panorama throughout the decades of the sixties and seventies and the star of films directed by Amando de Ossorio or Jesús Franco. Brigadoon will be screening some of the films from her career like Count Dracula’s Great Love (1972), by Javier Aguirre or Kiss Me Monster (1968), by Jesús Franco. This way Brigadoon will be continuing with its efforts to support the great figures of fantastic and horror cinema made in Spain in past decades and, at the same time, reinforce the importance of women in horror cinema, a line that also pours over into other Festival sections.

Brigadoon will be releasing a collection of books with its own label. And it is kicking off with Taboada, a study of and homage to Mexican director Carlos Enrique Taboada, by several different authors. It will be published by Catalan publishing house Tyrannosaurus Books. In addition, Brigadoon will be screening Jirón, Christian Cueva’s debut film, revolving around this Mexican filmmaker. The documentary will be accompanied by a Taboada retrospective including the films Poison for the Fairies (1984) and Más negro que la noche (1975), among others.

 

PHOTO 1: Poster of Guinea pig: Bouquet of guts & gore
PHOTO 2: Rosanna Yanni
PHOTO 3: Poster of Soledad Miranda: una flor en el desierto

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