A pop-art video of The Beatles’ “Get Back” made especially for Spain’s TV shot Último Grito in 1968. Iván Zulueta’s first attempts to get his colourful ideas on film and a clear nod to what would become his first feature film, “Un, dos, tres… al escondite inglés.”
Juan Ricardo Miguel Zulueta Vergarajauregui known as Ivan Zulueta (September 29, 1943 – 30 December 2009) was a designer and film director. His work spanned different fields such as art designer in movies or music and he was mainly known for writing and directing the film Arrebato (Rapture), and for designing the posters and promotion of Pedro Almodóvar’s first movies.
Childhood and early career
Ivan Zulueta was born Juan Ricardo Miguel due to the Russian origin of that name, which was not allowed by anti-communist Franco dictatorship, in San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain. His family was wealthy: his father’s family had had sugar factories in Cuba for generations. His father was a lawyer; even though he combined his job with other activities, such as director of the San Sebastian Film Festival. His mother was a painter, even though not professionally. Hence, Ivan was surrounded by the arts from an early age.
Zulueta moved to Madrid in 1960 and enrolled in decoration… read more