Ceremonia Sangrienta


1973 · Jorge Grau · Espaina - España - Spain / Italia - Italy · 88 min


8th May @ 17:40 Golem Alhóndiga (Sala 2)


An ageing lady discovers that the blood of a maid can temporarily restore her youth and great beauty. She falls in love with a dashing young soldier but is compelled to kill again and again to maintain her attractiveness and prevent the secret getting out.

Jorge Grau

Born in Barcelona in 1930 and died in Madrid on December 26th, 2018. After starting his career as an assistant director, he made his directorial debut in 1962 with Summer Night. His career continued with titles of various kinds such as The Rash One (1964), Acteón (1965), A Love Story (1966), Canticle (1972) or La trastienda that holds the honour of having the first full female nudity of the Spanish transition to democracy. But he will be especially remembered by lovers of fantasy and horror films for two of his most celebrated works: The Legend of Blood Castle (1973) and the absolute classic Do Not Speak Ill of the Dead (1974).

  • Director / Jorge Grau
  • Screenplay / Jorge Grau, Juan Tébar, Sandro Continenza
  • Production / José María González Sinde
  • Music / Carlo Savina
  • Edition / Pedro del Rey
  • Cast / Lucia Bosé, Espartaco Santoni, Ewa Aulin, Ana Farra, Silvano Tranquilli, Lola Gaos, María Vico, Enrique Vivó