Special Session

FUEGO EN LA SANGRE

Ignacio F. Iquino | Spain | España | 1953 | 90 min.
O.V. in Spanish
fuego en la sangre

Ignacio F. Iquino was one of the most prolific filmmakers in Spanish cinema (he has more than a hundred titles to his credit between the 1930s and the 1980s). We recover his film Fuego en la sangre in its splendor thanks to the restoration carried out by the Spanish film archive, the Andalusian film archive and the Catalan film archive. Shot in a farmhouse in the Sevillian neighborhood of Bellavista (Iquino wanted to escape from the stereotypical vision of the Andalusian countryside), the film tells the story of Juan Fernando, a bull farmer in love with the young Soledad. His madness and jealousy will serve the tragedy in this film with music by Augusto Algueró featuring Marisa de Leza, Conchita Bautista and María Dolores Pradera.

Direction: Ignacio F. Iquino
Script: Ignacio F. Iquino
Editing: Joan Pallejà Mañanet
Music: Augusto Algueró, maestro Turina
Cast: Antonio Vilar, Marisa de Leza, Conchita Bautista, María Dolores Pradera, Antonio Casas, Luis Induni, Rafael López Somoza, Consuelo de Nieva
Production: Valentín Sallent
Production Company: I.F.I. Producción, S.A

Ignacio F. Iquino

One of the most prolific filmmakers and producers in the history of Spanish cinema, creating the closest thing to an industry there has ever been in our country. Born in Valls (Tarragona) in 1910, he founded the production companies Emisora Films, first, and IFI later, with which he tried to import the studio formula that prevailed in the United States. Drawer, violinist, theatrical decorator and photographer before becoming a filmmaker, he directed more than 80 films, always permeable to the legal limits and fashions of the moment. He made popular comedies (El difunto es un vivo, Los ladrones somos gente honrada, Secretaria para todo, 07 con el 2 delante, La liga no es cosa de hombres), spaghetti westerns (Cinco pistolas de Texas, Los fabulosos de Trinidad) and erotic films (Emmanuelle y Carol, La caliente niña Julieta). His best films include Brigada criminal (1950), El Judas (1952), Fuego en la sangre (1953) and Trigo limpio (1962). Producer of the first two films by Mario Camus, Los farsantes and Young Sánchez, Iquino died in Barcelona in 1994.