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The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia$
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Peter Buse, Nuria Triana-Toribio, and Andrew Willis

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719071362

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.001.0001

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El día de la bestia (1995): comedy, subcultures, television

El día de la bestia (1995): comedy, subcultures, television

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(p.53) 2 El día de la bestia (1995): comedy, subcultures, television
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The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia
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Peter Buse

Núria Triana Toribio

Andy Willis

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.003.0016

El día de la bestia, released in 1995, was Álex de la Iglesia's second feature-length film, and marked the beginning of the director's association with the producer Andrés Vicente Gómez and his Lolafilms organisation. It was both a commercial and critical success in Spain. The plot of El día de la bestia concerns a Basque Catholic priest, Father Ángel Berriartúa, who, in his research role at the University of Deusto, discovers that the predictions of the apocalypse by St John have been miscalculated. El día de la bestia is probably still de la Iglesia's best-known film. This is certainly the case internationally, where it was critically well received. El día de la bestia also appeared at a number of film festivals, such as the Brussels International Festival Fantastic Film in 1996, where it was awarded the prestigious Méliès d' or for Best European Fantastic Film. Academic criticism has been more ambivalent about it than reviews in the press.

Keywords:   El día, Catholic priest, Father Ángel Berriartúa, academic criticism, European Fantastic Film

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