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Codex Atanicus

Spain 2007
produced by
Carlos Atanes for Kalashnifilms Atanes, Dogma Final
directed by Carlos Atanes
starring Carlos Atanes, Manel Solás, Antonio Vladimir, Arantxa Peña (host)
written by Carlos Atanes, music by Carlos Atanes, Xavier Tort

review by
Dale Pierce

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Most people will agree that Arantxa Peña steals the show with her introuctuction, where she even makes drinking a glass of milk erotic, before launching into three short films by director Atanes, all of which he plays a part in. What the director has done is splice three shorts into a feature film, one of which should probably not be viewed unless drunk, on drugs or deranged. It is a little bit Fellini, a little bit Ed Wood, a little bit John Waters and all weird. 


Metaminds & Metabodies is totally warped, where no one viewing can be totally sure what is going on. A drunken patron, a weird rant on mirror images and alternative universes, a load of violence and some truly kinky shit abound in this half hour of nonsense that makes Jeff Stoll's Weirdo or the dream sequence in The Dunwich Horror look rational by comparison. I can picture Cheech & Chong watching this stoned and going "Far out, man."


Morfing: Atanes plays himself and spoofs himself in dealing with the absurd world of indy film-making. Can it really be as bad or as crazed as this? One wonders. Watching would make outsiders want to stay out of Spain if desiring a career in indy cinema. Arguably the best and certainly the most humorous of the three segments. Many indy horror people make cameos in this.


Welcome To Spain: A young man returns to Spain to be confronted by his dead father and plunged into a nightmare world on par with the first segment. Some truly grotesque stuff in this that would do a guy like John Wayers proud. I would like to expand on this plot but really need to watch it a few more times so I can figure out what the fuck is going on.


I am convinced Atanes is indeed a reincarnation of Dante as this work rival's Dante's warped work about travels through hell.


review © by Dale Pierce


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