Arrabal, Fernando
(Fernando Vicente Arra-bal Teran / August II, 1932, Melilla, Spanish Morocco-)
   A child prodigy, he was awarded a national prize for "Gifted Children" at age ten. After completing his studies at the University of Madrid, he went to France in 1955. He met painter and illustrator Roland Topor and future director Alejandro Jodorowsky and co-founded with them a false artistic movement named Panic after God Pan in 1962. Author of about 100 plays and fourteen novels, he is the most performed contemporary playwright in the world. Pierre-Alain Jolivet (1968 Le Grand Cérémonial / UK: Weird Weirdo / USA: The Big Ceremonial) and Alejandro Jodorowsky (1968 Fando y Lis / UK: Fando and Lis:Tar Barbies / USA: Fando and Lis, Mexico) were the first directors to film his works. He played in Le Grand Cérémonial and appeared in a handful of movies (1966 Qui êtes-vous, Polly Magoo?, William Klein; 1968 Prologue / Arrabal, short, Jacques Baratier; 1969 Piège, medium-length, Jacques Baratier; 1979 Die Hamburger Krankheit / La Maladie de Hambourg, Peter Fleischmann, West Germany / France). In 1963, he wrote two shorts for poet Arroyo (Le Voleur de Rêves and Les Mécanismes de la Mémoire). He made his debut as a director in 1971.
 Filmography
1971 ◘ Viva la muerte! / UK and USA: Long Live Death (also original play, screenwriter, actor; France / Tunisia)
1973 ◘ J'irai comme un Cheval fou / USA: I Will Go Like a Wild Horse / I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (also screenwriter, dialogist)
1975 ◘ L'Arbre de Guernica / Lalbero di Guernica / UK and USA: The Guernica Tree (also screenwriter, dialogist; France / Italy)
1982 ◘ L'Empereur du Pérou / L'Odyssée de la Pacific / Odyssey of the Pacific / US TV: Treasure Train (also co-screenwriter; France / Canada)
1983 ◘ Le Cimetière des Voitures / USA: The Automobile Graveyard

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