Actor Carlos Areces is the central character of the poster for the Horror Film Festival 2021

Carlos Areces

Monday, 07 June 2021

Actor Carlos Areces features this year on the official poster for the 32nd San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, to run from October 29-November 5. The poster pays tribute to the legendary medium-length movie La cabina written by José Luis Garci and directed by the filmmaker from Lasarte, Antonio Mercero, in 1972.

Carlos Areces puts himself in the shoes of José Luis López Vázquez, star of the movie, whose image trapped in the telephone box is unquestionably one of the most iconic and remembered in the history of Spanish fantasy cinema.

La cabina, produced by TVE, aired for the first time on 13th December 1972, causing great impact on the audience of the day. It became an enormous international hit, being shown on televisions across the world and winning countless awards.

The photograph was taken by Alberto Morago, who is also responsible for the making of.

Following the trend of recent years, the poster is designed by the Ytantos studio.


Actor, musician and illustrator, in recent years Carlos Areces has become a hugely popular Spanish film and TV actor, and one of the most versatile. Having starred in the cult TVE show "La hora chanante" (2002-2006), he launched his movie career with films including Spanish Movie (Javier Ruiz Caldera, 2009) and The Last Circus (Álex de la Iglesia, 2010).

Over the last decade he has worked with some of Spanish cinema's leading directors in films like The Great Vázquez (Óscar Aibar, 2010), Game of Werewolves (Juan Martínez Moreno, 2012), I'm So Excited (Pedro Almodóvar, 2013), Torrente 5 (Santiago Segura, 2014), My Big Night (Álex de la Iglesia, 2015), Negociador (Borja Cobeaga, 2015), The Queen of Spain (Fernando Trueba, 2016), Some Time Later (José Luis Cuerda, 2018), El inconveniente (Bernabé Rico, 2020) and Unknown Secrets (David Galán, 2020).

He has also continued his work on the small screen in different series: "Muchachada Nui" (2007-2010), "Museo Coconut" (2010-2014), "Plutón BRB Nero" (2008-2009) and "El pueblo" (2019-), among others.

He has published his drawings and stories in publications such as El Jueves and continues his musical career with Aníbal Gómez in the duo Ojete Calor.


Photograph and editing of the making of: Alberto Morago

Telephone booth construction: Alberto Morago, Bea Durán

Wardrobe: Nerea Torrijos

Makeup and hairstyling: Bea Durán

Lighting assistant: Andrea Carilla

Making of camera operator: Carmen Morago

Song: Lo nuestro, Havoc (Subterfuge Records)

Graphic design: Ytantos

Add comment

Security code

Social Networks

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Instagram
  • Linkedin