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).
DIRECTOR: Román Viñoly Barreto
STARRING: Olga Zubarry, Roberto Escalada, Nathán Pinzón, Nelly Panizza
1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
With thanks to Flicker Alley, UCLA Film & Television Archive Fernando Martín Peña, Argentina Sono Film and the Film Noir Foundation.
*Please note: Film starts at advertised time*
Sunday 5th March at 5pm