Lina Romay stars as Celestine in this French sex-comedy from cult director Jesus Franco, using the pseudonym “Clifford Brown.” In 1700s France, Celestine comes to work at the mansion of the Count de la Braquette (Howard Vernon), an impotent old man to whom she must read from the Marquis de Sade before he can fall asleep. Celestine sets about having sex with everyone from the gardener (Ramon Ardid) to virginal niece Martine (Monique Delaunay) and Count Fernand (Olivier Mathot) before the entire household converges on her room for the finale.
He was only 6 years old when he started composing music under the protection of his brother Enrique. After the Spanish Civil War, he was able to continue his studies at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid, where he finished piano and harmony. Being a Bachelor of Law and a easy-read novel writer (under the pseudonym David Khume), he signed on to enter the Instituto de Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematográicas (IIEC), where he was only for two years, while he worked simultaneously as a director and theatre actor. Later, he went to Paris to study directing techniques at the I.D.H.E.C. (University of Sorbonne), where he used to go into seclusion during hours to watch films at the film archive. Back to Spain, he started his huge cinematographic work as a composer, with Cómicos (1954) and El hombre que viajaba despacito (1957), and later worked as an assistant director to Juan Antonio Bardem, León Klimovsky, Luis Saslavsky, Julio Bracho, Fernando Soler and Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent… read more