THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF JUAN OROL [El fantástico mundo de Juan Orol]
"The involuntary surrealist," Juan Orol was the king of B-movie schlock throughout the golden age of Mexican cinema. Born in Spain, he tried his hand at bullfighting in Cuba before accidentally stumbling into the film biz in Mexico. With films so terrible even Ed Wood would be jealous, Orol made his name with shoddy gangster films starring his many muses and wives. A clever camp homage to Orol, this film playfully explores the filmmaker's cult legacy, including visuals that deftly evoke the vintage stock of bygone eras, and the budget aesthetic of its subject. Best First Feature, 2012 Guadalajara Film Festival.
DIR/SCR Sebastián del Amo; SCR Raúl Fernández; PROD Alejandro Blázquez, Carmen Ortega. Mexico, 2011, b&w and color, 90 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF JUAN OROL is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2013 film series. For more information, visit globalfilm.org.
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