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- Director: Pere Portabella
- SPAIN / 1971 / DCP / B&W / 75’ / English; Turkish s.t.
- Screenplay: Pere Portabella, Joan Brossa
- Director of Photography: Manel Esteban
- Editing: Miguel Bonastre
- Music: Carles Santos
- Cast: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Soledad Miranda, Jack Taylor, Maria Rohm, Fred Williams, Paul Muller, Jeannine Mestre, Emma Cohen, Jesús Franco
- Producer: Pere Portabella
- Production Co.: Films 59
- World Sales: Films 59
Shot opportunistically on the set of Jesús Franco’s Count Dracula, Pere Portabella’s parasite film shows us what images are doing to us, and how much we can do with them, given the ample ingredients of a well-known cinematic typology. A landmark of Spanish anti-establishment experimental cinema of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the film is, in Portabella’s own words, 'a film within a film, a discourse within a discourse, in other words, a ‘bloodsucking film’ of another.' Filmed provocatively in 16mm with sound negative, Cuadecuc, vampir simultaneously reveals and revels in the strange 'fantasmatic materialism' inherent in both the constructive mechanisms of magic in mainstream narrative cinema, and that of clandestine politico-aesthetic strategies employed by avant-garde filmmakers under the Franco regime.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.