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Manticore (Mantícora)

Carlos Vermut
Crime & Thriller 2022 115 min Spain
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Crushing loneliness

Loner computer game designer Julián lives alone in Madrid and shies away from social contact where possible. After rescuing a young boy from a fire in a neighbouring apartment, Julián suffers a severe panic attack. Following medical advice, he goes to a party and is introduced to Diana, a Catalan art history student who has moved to Madrid to care for her sick father. But Julián is trying to repress deeply disturbing feelings.


  • Nacho Sánchez
  • Álvaro Sanz Rodríguez
  • Zoe Stein
  • Aitziber Garmendia


  • Carlos Vermut


  • Alana Mejía González


  • Antonio Mejías


  • Alberto Torres


  • Aquí y Allí Films
  • BTeam Pictures
  • Movistar+
  • Punto Nemo
  • Crea SGR
  • 34-T


Friday 03 March 2023 16:00
Lieux : Cinémathèque
Audio : Spanish
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening

Carlos Vermut

Carlos Vermut
Carlos Vermut

Born in Madrid in 1980, Carlos Vermut worked as an illustrator (for Spanish newspaper El Mundo) and also as a comic book artist and storyboard designer prior to filmmaking. He was involved in 3D animated children’s TV series Jelly Jamm and made several shorts before self-financing his first film, 2011’s Diamond Flash.


  • Diamond Flash 2011
  • Magical Girl 2014
  • Quién te cantará 2018
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