Hey, Toronto! ScreenAnarchy is proud to present Dancing With The Devil
an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia
unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a February 7th screening of his Perdita Durango
and we want to give you tickets!
De la Iglesia made an ambitious bid for the English-speaking market with this balls-out adaptation of Barry Gifford's 59° and Raining.
A typically grim Giffordian tale of mad love, hot cars and
ultraviolence, the film stars Rosie Perez as the title heroine
(previously played by Isabella Rossellini in David Lynch's Wild at Heart),
who hooks up with lusty, loose-screwed bank robber/witch doctor Romeo
Dolorosa (Javier Bardem, sporting another in his long line of bizarre
haircuts) and joins him in his quest to sacrifice a pair of teen lovers
to his dark gods; James Gandolfini co-stars as a determined DEA agent
who pursues the passionate pair as they cut a bloody path down Mexico
way. Perdita's potent blend of outrageous humour with graphic
sex and violence made the film too hot to handle for de la Iglesia's
American distributors -- who cut it for content and sent it direct to
video under the title Dance With the Devil -- and it suffered further significant cuts in many territories around the globe. We are delighted to present Perdita Durango tonight in its original, uncut Spanish release version, courtesy of LolaFilms.
We've got a pair of tickets to give away and all you need to do for your chance to win is Tweet the following:
I want to Dance With The Devil with and !
Winner will be selected at random! Good luck!
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