Canibal

  • 117'
  • Spain
  • 2013
How do you eat human meat? Preferably not too well done and definitely with a good glass of red wine. Tailor Carlos Marquez from Granada, an upstanding citizen, enjoys this every evening. His fridge is full of human flesh. The Spanish film Cannibal is based on Humberto Arenal's book Caribal (1997) on cannibalism, a taboo that deeply fascinates director Cuenca. Nevertheless, this film, shot in beautiful Granada, never edges towards sensationalism.
The Andalusian director tells the story of this unrepentant cannibalistic tailor soberly. But then the tailor meets his new Romanian neighbour and her shy sister Nina and his world is suddenly upended.
In contrast to its title, there is remarkably little blood in Cannibal. Cuenca records the tailor's deeds sparingly and exceedingly stylishly.
Director
Manuel Martín Cuenca
Countries of production
Spain, Romania, Russia, France
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
117'
Medium
DCP
International title
Cannibal
Language
Spanish
Producer
Manuel Martín Cuenca
Production Company
La Loma Blanca P.C. S.L.
Sales
Film Factory Entertainment
Screenplay
Alejandro Hernández, Manuel Martín Cuenca
Cinematography
Pau Esteve Birba
Editor
Ángel Hernández Zoido
Sound Design
Pelayo Gutiérrez, Eva Valiño, Nacho Royo Villanova
Cast
Antonio de la Torre, Olimpia Melinte