El día de la bestia
The Day of the Beast
Special Guests / Honorary Degree
A priest believes he has deciphered the secret message of the Apocalypse of St. John: the Antichrist will be born on December 25, 1995 in Madrid. To prevent the birth of Satan's son, the priest allies with José María, a young death metal fan. Both try to find out where in Madrid the apocalyptic event will take place. With the help of Professor Cavan, host of an esoteric and supernatural television program, the priest and José María invoke the devil in a strange ceremony.
Álex de la Iglesia
Álex de la Iglesia started out as a feature filmmaker with Mutant Action and The Day of the Beast, films that forever changed the panorama of Spanish fantasy cinema. He also directed Ferpect Crime, The Last Circus, My Big Night, The Bar, Venicephrenia and the series 30 Coins. From his production company Pokeepsie Films, together with Carolina Bang, De la Iglesia has contributed to the creation of a new generation of film directors.