With this his anarchic and irreverent 1993 debut, Álex de la Iglesia announced himself as a new force within Spanish cinema. Set in the near future, Acción mutante follows the misguided plans of a terrorist organisation made up of disabled people determined to bring down a society ruled by beautiful people, for beautiful people. They infiltrate a high society wedding, kidnap an heiress, and take off for outer space. Produced by the Almodóvar brothers, the film is an entertaining, full-on assault on the senses driven by a jet-black humour worthy of Luis García Berlanga.
This film will be introduced by the HOME Young Programmers and preceded by a short performance from Young Identity.