THE REVOLTS OF THE YEAR 2000
About the film by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
by Stephane du Mesnildot
Book out of print
An English couple on vacation land on a Spanish island where children lead a bloody guerrilla war against the adults. Adapted from the novel by Juan José Plans Martínez, The Rebellions of the Year 2000 is one of the masterpieces of fantastic cinema of the 70s.
Worthy of appearing alongside the films of John Carpenter and George Romero, this cruel and breathtaking thriller also marks the end of the Franco regime. Announcing a new era, The Revolts of the Year 2000 is a film revered by filmmakers like Alejandro Amenábar, Guillermo del Toro or Jaume Balagueró.
This book looks back on the extraordinary career of Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, a major figure in Spanish cinema and television. In addition to exploring the political and social dimension of the Iberian fantastic, we will try to unravel the mysteries of this enigmatic work where children have decided once and for all not to obey adults.
A journalist for ten years with Cahiers du Cinéma , Stéphane du Mesnildot is the author, among others, of Jess Franco , Ghosts of Japanese Cinema , Le Miroir obscur , published by Rouge Profond. He worked as an adviser for the cinema at the Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac on the exhibition “Hells and ghosts of Asia” .