We introduce this small piece of art as a tribute to the late Chicho Ibáñez Serrador. We are speaking of the short film directed by Paco Ruíz, Juego de Niños [Children’s game], which was the core for the official spot of the Molins Film Festival in 2009.
This short film pays tribute to the film ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? [Can Anyone Kill a Child?], by the Uruguayan born director from Madrid, which we screened in 2002. With his short film, talented Paco Ruíz brings forth his particular reading of the 1976 classic, and includes several settings from Molins de Rei. All this in the context of the leitmotiv of terrorMolins 2009: children in horror films.
¿Quién puede matar a un niño? is a Spanish film directed by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador in 1976. It was inspired in the novel by Juan José Plans El juego de los niños [Game of Children] and includes a soundtrack by Waldo de los Ríos. It was Ibáñez’s second and last feature film. Today, it is celebrated as one of the most relevant horror films of Spanish cinema.
Like in the mythical film, the short film Juego de niños includes elements of maestro Alfred Hitchcock as well as elements from the film Village of the Damned (Wolf Rilla, 1960).
Paco Ruíz, was born in Murcia in 1983, he holds a degree in direction of photography from ESCAC (Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya), he is the director of the short film Insidia as well as all the official spots of terrorMolins since 2006.
From the Festival we want to pay our humble tribute to maestro Chicho and cellebrate Paco Ruíz’s piece of art, Juego de niños, whom we want to acknowledge his permanent commitment to the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival.