First look at new restoration of Iván Zulueta’s cult masterpiece unveiled ahead of limited theatrical run this October and home video release
10/1 IN NYC AT ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVE
10/8 IN LA AT LANDMARK’S NUART THEATRE
Don’t miss the film Pedro Almodóvar calls “An absolute modern classic” and TimeOut praises as “deeply eccentric, brooding and mysterious” and “a hallucinatory, claustrophobic examination of the secret potency of film itself”
Brand-new 4K restoration of ARREBATO, a dimension-shattering blend of heroin, sex, and Super-8 is the final word on cinemania. This towering feat of counterculture was the final feature of Spanish cult filmmaker and movie poster designer Iván Zulueta (ONE, TWO, THREE, ENGLISH HIDE‑AND‑SEEK).
Never before released theatrically in the U.S.A, Altered Innocence is thrilled to bring Zulueta’s vision, and Pedro Almodóvar’s favorite horror film, to a wider audience for the first time this fall.
Synopsis: Horror movie director José is adrift in a sea of doubt and drugs. As his belated second feature nears completion, his reclusive bubble is popped by two events: a sudden reappearance from an ex-girlfriend and a package from past acquaintance Pedro: a reel of Super-8 film, an audiotape, and a door key. From there, the boundaries of time, space, and sexuality are erased as José is once more sucked into Pedro’s vampiric orbit. Together, they attempt the ultimate hallucinogenic catharsis through a moebius strip of filming and being filmed.
Anthology Film Archives (NYC) — 10/1-7
Nuart (LA) — 10/8-14
More dates to come!
Starring: Eusebio Poncela (LAW OF DESIRE), Cecila Roth (ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER), Will More (THE HIT)
Specs: 115 Minutes, 1979, In Spanish w/ English Subtitles, Spain, 1.66:1
NOTE: Original ARREBATO lobby cards – not images from the new restoration