Thursday, February 08, 2018

Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil Strikes a Deal in this First Trailer

Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil is a blend of horror and fantasy. Based on an old Basque tale, this title is slated for an appearance at the Bilbao Fantastic Film Festival. Here, the film has already won at least one award, for director Paul Urkijo's work. This is a Spanish language film. And, Errementari tells the story of a lonely blacksmith and his deal with the Devil. The Devil can be seen below. As well, a trailer has been released, for this title recently; the full length trailer can also be found below.

To expand on the story, the Devil betrays the blacksmith, in their deal. So, the smith refuses to hand over his soul. Both characters are tortured by their own hate and guilt, until a little girl gives both characters a second chance. But, the gates of Hell are closing in.

Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil has started a film festival run. This title recently had a showing at the Gerardmer International Fantastic Film Festival, in France. It will also show at Frightfest, in Glasgow. There are no current plans to bring Errementari to North America. But, this could change based on the film's continuing positive reception. Film site Il Cineocchio has mentioned the amazing visuals: "dense of atmosphere, visionary in aesthetics (Sabrina Crivelli)." Those amazing visuals can be seen in the film's first trailer, below, courtesy of Filmax International.

Release Date: May 1st, 2018 (Bilbao Fantastic Film Festival).

Director: Paul Urkijo Alijo.

Writers: Paul Urkijo Alijo and Asier Guerricaechevarría.

Cast: Kandido Uranga, Eneko Sagardoy, Uma Bracaglia.

The film's first trailer (via Filmax):

*the film has a runtime of 99 minutes.

An earlier article on the film, with an alternate poster: Errementari Alternate Poster

Source: Errementari at Filmax Int.

Álex de la Iglesia is the producer of Errementari. He also directed horror feature The Last Circus (2010):

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