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Session 6: Altered states



Iván Zulueta

1979 / Spain / DCP / 110 min / OV (Spanish)

Arrebato ("Rapture") is a landmark in Spanish experimental film by one of its foremost figures, Ivan Zulueta. José Sirgado (Eusebio Poncela) is a horror film director who receives a mysterious parcel from Pedro (Will More), an acquaintance, after a silence of some years. The packet contains a roll of film and a cassette in which Pedro explains his shadowy personal experience of an obsession with film and, specifically, with the camera. Sex, heroin and Super-8 are the leading threads in Iván Zulueta’s spiralling journey to the darkest recesses of the human soul, and a reflection on cinematographic language, addiction and the search for the ecstatic state of rapture.

*Not recommended for under-16s.

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