Tag Archives: Spanish cinema

Jess Franco, King of Euro-trash

Vampyros Lesbos

I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP, Friday 21 September, 5-5:30pm, Resonance 104.4 FM

Justin Harries of the FilmBar70 film club talks to Virginie Sélavy about king of Spanish exploitation Jess Franco. FilmBar70 will screen Franco’s hypnotic, stylish Vampyros Lesbos (1971), starring smouldering screen siren Soledad Miranda, as part of their Scala Beyond Eurotrash all-nighter on Saturday 22 September at the Roxy Bar and Screen.

Electric Sheep and Strange Attractor Press also celebrate Jess Franco as part of Scala Beyond with a screening of The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (1972) accompanied by a talk with writer Stephen Thrower on Wednesday 19 September at the Horse Hospital.

Scala Beyond is a 6-week nationwide film season dedicated to all forms of cinema exhibition that runs from 8 August to 29 September 2012.