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Malvern Theatres, Malvern

The Black Vampire (1953): Film Noir UK

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The Black Vampire (1953): Film Noir UK
The Black Vampire (1953): Film Noir UK

Time & Location

05 Mar 2023, 17:00

Malvern Theatres, Malvern, Grange Rd, Great Malvern, Malvern WR14 3HB, UK

About the Event

A virtually unknown remake of M, Fritz Lang’s seminal 1931 thriller, El Vampiro Negro is a revisionist take on the tale by Argentine director Román Viñoly Barreto (The Beast Must Die).

Argentine beauty Olga Zubarry stars as a cabaret performer trying to protect her young daughter (Gogó) from a mysterious murderer while parrying the advances of the prosecutor pursuing the killer. Nathán Pinzón gives an impressive against-type performance as the disturbed monster

hiding in plain sight. With its brooding cinematography, this variation on Fritz Lang’s classic is a proto-feminist reimagining of the tale, focusing on the lives of female characters ignored in the earlier iterations (Lang’s 1931 and Joseph Losey’s 1951 remake).

With thanks to Flicker Alley, UCLA Film & Television Archive Fernando Martín Peña, Argentina Sono Film and the Film Noir Foundation.

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