|Extraterrestrial writer/director Nacho Vigalondo
During the intro, Vigalondo told the audience “a number of alien movies are about a hero who manages to save humanity in one form or another, but this film is about the 99% of humans who stay at home and how they end up reacting to the situation. In other words, this is a film about us.”
The wide-eyed wonder of Extraterrestrial is not the four-mile-wide spaceship hovering over Madrid for days – it’s in the giddy, hilarious human reactions of four Spaniards trapped below it.
Following a highly animated Q&A, Vigalondo charmed the crowd and told them; “If I could marry an audience, it would be you”.
Vigalondo’s first feature film was Timecrimes (Los cronocrímenes) in 2007, which is currently in development for an American remake by Oscar-winning screenwriter Steve Zaillian for Dreamworks. Extraterrestrial is Vigalondo’s second feature film.