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april, 2019

04aprthuRafael Azcona's 'The Executioner'6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Screening + Talk

The Executioner

Event Details

The Wild Detectives, in collaboration with The Meadows Museum, commemorates the 10th anniversary of the death of award-winning screenwriter Rafael Azcona with a special screening of his black humor masterpiece El Verdugo (The Executioner), presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Susan Azcona, who will be in attendance to discuss her husband’s legacy.

The Executioner, directed by Luis Garcia Berlanga and written by Rafael Azcona, is a farce or domestic comedy filled with macabre touches and scenes of black humor in which the taboos associated with death are transgressed. It’s widely considered one the masterpieces of Spanish Cinema.

Azcona is considered to be the most important screenwriter in Spanish film, having won five Goya Awards.


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(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Meadows Museum - Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

5900 Bishop Boulevard Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX 75275