The Marvellous World of the Cucu Bird
(Shortfilm, 21 min., 1991)
Written and directed by Carlos Atanes
Cast: José Benítez, Helena Colomé, Fernando Carreter, Román Jodar, Enrique Meroño, Francisco Pérez-Dolz, Víctor Conde
Music by Gerardo Revuelta.
Set around a market in Barcelona, mixes two very different storylines: A fantastic tale of Gothic love on the one hand and an almost neo-realistic description of the relationship between an oligophrenic butcher and a prostitute on the other hand. The outcome of this combination is a Möbius strip shaped structure, a time and narrative paradox which contains itself.