Who can kill a child?

Cine 3 - 09/04/2020 - 18:30



Festival 2020 cancelled.

An English couple decide to treat themselves to some serious sun-bathing, but preferably without the crowds of drunken tourists that usually go along with that. The two lovebirds pick Almanzora, a lesser-known Spanish island. And yes, it has everything: the white sandy beaches, blue sky, sun all year long… The only downside is the reception: not a single adult in sight, a ghost town and a bunch of kids that really love playing the piñata. No matter on what, or on whom… Narciso Ibañez Serrador’s controversial WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? came out in 1976 and immediately got banned in a great number of countries. To no surprise: the film tackles – and mercilessly breaks – many taboos concerning childhood. A lawn-mower massacre like in BRAINDEAD is jolly good fun, but are we able to kill the ultimate symbol of innocence? It’s that psychological barrier that Serrador willfully annihilates with this shocking piece o’ film. Come and (re)discover this staple of Spanish horror cinema on the big screen as an hommage to Serrador, who sadly passed away last year (no children were involved). You just can’t get enough? Well, good news: the Offscreen Film Festival and the Instituto Cervantes are already planning a screening of his debut THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED for 2021!

Year 1976
Director Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
Cast Lewis Fiander,
Prunella Ransome,
Antonio Iranzo,
Miguel Narros,
María Luisa Arias,
Marisa Porcel,
María Druille,
Lourdes de la Cámara,
Roberto Nauta,
Luis Ciges
Distributor Instituto Cervantes / American International Pictures / EGEDA
Genre(s) horror
Audience CNA
Running time 100'
Country Spain
Audio O.V.
Subtitles ENG. ST
Competition(s) none