Adolpho Arrietta was a major figure in the new cinemas that appeared in the sixties and seventies in various countries. Thus he became one of the fundamental film directors in the history of Spanish cinema. As with Buñuel, a long exile seems to have been the condition that allowed his work to keep up with the most important trends in the cinema of his era. Throughout the seventies he produced a series of "punk à la française" films, as Severo Sarduy called them, which for their originality and influence are among the most important in French cinema of that decade. In 1989 he returned to Madrid, and despite noteable intervals, which other Spanish film directors of his generation also experienced, his work proceeded. Alone, like in the era of El crimen de la pirindola but with a digital camera, he produced what for the moment is his latest film: Vacanza permanente (2006).
In partnership with Huesca Film Festival, Intermedio publishes the complete works of this filmmaker, considered the pioneer of independent cinema in Spain and hailed by artists and critics such as Jonas Mekas, Marguerite Duras or Serge Daney.
64 pages Spanish-French-English booklet included, with graphic documents and articles by Enrique Vila-Matas , Marguerite Duras , Jean-Claude Biette , Pierre Léon , Serge Bozon, Pablo García Canga and Jonas Mekas.
El crimen de la pirindola. 1966. Spain. 16 mm. b/n. 18 min
Imitación del ángel. 1967. Spain. 16 mm. b/n. 21 min.
Le Jouet criminel. 1969. France. 16 mm. b/n. 37 min.
Vacanza permanente. 2006. Spain. MiniDV. b/n y color. 40 min.
Pointilly. 1972. France. 16 mm. b/n. 30 min.
Flammes. 1978. France. 16 mm. Color. 82 min.
Las intrigas de Sylvia Couski. 1974. France. 16 mm. Color. 73 min.
Tam Tam. 1976. France. 16 mm. Color. 60 min.
Grenouilles. 1984. Francia-Spain. 16 mm. Color.39 min.
Kiki. 1989. Spain. 16 mm. Color. 23 min.
Merlín. 1990. Spain. 16 mm. Color. 58 min.
Eco y Narciso. 2003. Spain. 16 mm. Color. 19 min.
Dry Martini. 2008. Italy-Spain. MiniDV. Color. 7 min.