Saturday Matinee: Viva la Muerte

“Viva la Muerte” (1971) is a French-Tunisian drama film shot in Tunisia and directed by Fernando Arrabal, one of the founders of the Panic Movement (with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Roland Topor). The film takes place at the end of the Spanish Civil War, telling the story of Fando, a young boy whose father was turned in to authorities as a suspected communist by his fascist-sympathizing mother. It has gained cult popularity as a midnight movie. The opening credits sequence features drawings by acclaimed artist, actor and novelist Roland Topor.

Watch the full film on Kanopy here.

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