Mamántula


Direction: Ion de Sosa
Screenplay: Mamen Díaz, Violeta Rodriguez, Ion de Sosa
Production company: Paola Álvarez Filmproduktion, Apellaniz y de Sosa, UMMM
Producer: Paola Álvarez, Manuel Escorihuela, Leire Apellaniz, Javier Tasio
Cinematography: Jorge Castrillo
Edition: Sergio Jiménez
Sound: Brendan Golden (APSA), Paciencia - José Tena & Tasio, Manuel Escorihuela
Music: Marta Peláez Corchs "Severine Beata"
Animation: Stanley Sunday
Artistic direction: Carmen Main
FX: DVEIN Teo Guillem & Carlos Pardo Ros
Cast: Lorena Iglesias, Marta Bassols, Moisés Ricart


Runtime: 47:57
Format: 16mm
Dialogues: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish
Country: Germany, Spain
Year: 2023


Mamántula is the boy everyone wants, but he is also, secretly, a giant spider cross-dressed as a human, fruit of a brief encounter in a far-off paradise. In an alternative past of brutalist saunas, never-ending subway corridors and detectives in trench coats and hats, each of Mamántula's lovers succumb to the insatiable lust of blood and semen; yet another thread in the stellar spider's web he is weaving so that he can return to the dimension to which he belongs.


Festivals

International Film Festival Rotterdam | Netherlands, Jan 2024
Festival de Cine de San Sebastián | Spain, Sep 2023
Festival Internacional de Cine de Xixón/Gijón | Spain, Nov 2023
SITGES - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya | Spain, Oct 2023
Márgenes Festival de Cine Independiente | Spain, Nov 2023 Audience Award
CURTOCIRCUITO - Festival Internacional de Cine | Spain, Oct 2023 Best National Film
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival | United Kingdom, Mar 2024
IBIZA CINEFEST - Ibiza Independent Film Festival | Spain, Feb 2024
Los trabajos y las noches | Spain, Dec 2023
SOMBRA - Festival de Cine Fantástico Europeo de Murcia | Spain, Mar 2024
Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival | Netherlands, Apr 2024