Carlos Atanes

Carlos Atanes (born November 8, 1971 in Barcelona, Spain) is a Spanish film director, writer and playwright.[1][2] His first finished feature-length movie is FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions, which he released in 2004. The movie won the Best Feature Film Award at the Athens Panorama of Independent Filmmakers in 2005 and was also nominated for the Méliès d'Argent at Fantasporto that same year.

Carlos Atanes
BornNovember 8, 1971 (age 47)
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter, playwright
Years active1987–present

Amateur films as director (1987-1989)

  • San Tropez
  • La Casa Acoquinante
  • El Hombre de las Gafas Oscuras
  • Viaje Alucinante a Través de la Mierda

Filmography as director

  • La ira (1989)
  • Le Descente à l’enfer d’un poète (1990)
  • Romanzio in el sècolo ventuno (1991)
  • Els Peixos argentats a la peixera (1991)
  • Morir de calor (1991)
  • The Marvellous World of the Cucu Bird (1991)
  • Els Peixos Argentats a la Peixera (1991, co-directed with Hermann Bonnin)
  • El Parc (1992, co-directed with Hermann Bonnin)
  • The Mental Tenor (1993)
  • The Metamorphosis of Franz Kafka (1993)
  • Morfing (1996)
  • Borneo (1997)
  • The Seven Hills of Rome (1998)
  • Metaminds & Metabodies (1999)
  • Welcome to Spain (1999)
  • Cyberspace Under Control (1999)
  • Perdurabo (Where is Aleister Crowley?) (2003)
  • FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004)[3]
  • Proxima (2007)[4]
  • Made in Proxima (2007)
  • Codex Atanicus (2008)
  • Scream Queen (2008)
  • Maximum Shame (2010)[5]
  • Gallino, the Chicken System (2012)[6]
  • Romance bizarro (2017)

Released plays

  • 2018 – Amaya Galeote's La incapacidad de exprimirte (Madrid)
  • 2018 – La línea del horizonte (Madrid)
  • 2018 – Chéjov bajo cero (Málaga)
  • 2017 – Sexo y tortilla (Madrid)
  • 2017 – Pasión mostrenca (Madrid)
  • 2016 – La abuela de Frankenstein (Madrid)
  • 2016 – Love is in the Box (Madrid)
  • 2015 – Un genio olvidado (Un rato en la vida de Charles Howard Hinton) (Madrid)
  • 2015 – Caminando por el valle inquietante (Madrid)
  • 2015 – Santos varones (Madrid)
  • 2015 – Porno emocional (Madrid)
  • 2014 – La quinta estación del puto Vivaldi (Madrid)
  • 2014 – El grifo de 5.000.000 euros (Madrid)
  • 2014 – El vello público (Madrid)
  • 2014 – Los ciclos atánicos (Madrid)
  • 2013 – El triunfo de la mediocridad (Madrid)
  • 2013 – Necrofilia fina (Madrid)
  • 2013 – Secretitos (Madrid)
  • 2013 – Romance bizarro (Madrid)
  • 2012 – La lluvia (Madrid)
  • 2012 – La depredadora (Leganés)
  • 2011 – El hombre de la pistola de nata (Madrid)
  • 2011 – La cobra en la cesta de mimbre (Madrid)

Music video

  • 2013 – Meat Market - Esa Linna


  • 2018 – Magia del Caos para escépticos (Essay) – ISBN 978-84-949113-4-7
  • 2018 – Demos lo que sobre a los perros (Essay) – ISBN 978-1721253517
  • 2017 – Un genio olvidado (Un rato en la vida de Charles Howard Hinton) (Theatre) – ISBN 1546636897
  • 2013 – Aleister Crowley in the Mouth of Hell: The screenplay never filmedISBN 1482599554
  • 2010 – La Bestia en la pantalla. Aleister Crowley y el cine fantástico (Essay, Carlos Atanes et al.) – ISBN 9788489668843
  • 2007 – Los trabajos del director (Essay) – ISBN 978-1-4348-1870-6
  • 2003 – El hombre de la pistola de nata (Theatre) – ISBN 978-1-4348-1903-1
  • 2002 – Confutatis Maledictis (Novel) – ISBN 978-1-4348-1901-7
  • 2002 – La cobra en la cesta de mimbre (Theatre) – ISBN 978-1-4348-1902-4
  • 2001 – Combustión espontánea de un jurado (Novel) – ISBN 978-1-4752-4148-8


  1. ^ "The Complete Exile: The Films of Carlos Atanes". Bright Lights Film Journal. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "The 2012 Weirdcademy Awards". 366 Weird Movies. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions". Film Threat. Archived from the original on September 12, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Proxima: The Last Sci-Fi". Film Threat. Archived from the original on January 28, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Maximum Shame". Film Threat. Archived from the original on November 3, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "Gallino, the Chicken System". Film Threat. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013.

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1971 (MCMLXXI)

was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1971st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 971st year of the 2nd millennium, the 71st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1970s decade.

The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history.

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Born to a wealthy family in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Crowley rejected his parent's fundamentalist Christian Plymouth Brethren faith to pursue an interest in Western esotericism. He was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he focused his attentions on mountaineering and poetry, resulting in several publications. Some biographers allege that here he was recruited into a British intelligence agency, further suggesting that he remained a spy throughout his life. In 1898 he joined the esoteric Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, where he was trained in ceremonial magic by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and Allan Bennett. Moving to Boleskine House by Loch Ness in Scotland, he went mountaineering in Mexico with Oscar Eckenstein, before studying Hindu and Buddhist practices in India. He married Rose Edith Kelly and in 1904 they honeymooned in Cairo, Egypt, where Crowley claimed to have been contacted by a supernatural entity named Aiwass, who provided him with The Book of the Law, a sacred text that served as the basis for Thelema. Announcing the start of the Æon of Horus, The Book declared that its followers should "Do what thou wilt" and seek to align themselves with their True Will through the practice of magick.

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