“It has a serious hanging point”: the peculiar meeting of Álex de la Iglesia with Quentin Tarantino

Both filmmakers met years ago, but the evening was not what the Spanish director had imagined.

Quentin Tarantino

Not only the spectators are fans, the very protagonists of the films and their directors also have their own idols behind the screen. But, as sometimes happens, many times that meeting with your idol tends to develop in all possible ways except how you expected it.

Expectations can play a trick on you, and something similar happened to the Spanish director Álex de la Iglesia when she met the famous filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Years ago the director of The bar shared his experience with the author of pulp fictionand now, a long time later, one of the fragments of those statements during the interview is going viral on social networks.

You want to meet the person and you discover that the person is nothing more than cinema

De la Iglesia had the opportunity to have dinner with Tarantino and, beyond talking about his films, the Spanish director was interested in discovering what was behind the director beyond his work. However, that was not what happened to his disappointment.

During the evening, Tarantino shared some of his Spanish moviegoing predictions that the director was even unaware of. But the big surprise came when the North American director asked him about a genre totally unknown to the Church: the judo cinema.

According to the director, Tarantino was very interested in a genre unknown to him such as judo cinema. From martial arts he went to “absolutely arcane Spanish cinema” or thrillers from the ’60s, “which I haven’t seen and I don’t think anyone has seen it”, says the director.

In the second dish I already wanted to leave because I couldn’t take it anymore. Has a serious hanging point

As he comments in the video that you can see below these lines, de la Iglesia hoped that he would have been able to talk about other topics, like María Sorvino or Jackie Brown. Such was the experience of the director that he sentences his experience in this way: “Destabilized people like him, a lot, because he is more destabilized than anyone“.