Former cartoonist Francisco Bellmunt entered Spanish cinema as a short filmmaker after co-founding Vértigo, a production company, with J.M. Minguella. Bellmunt made his feature-length directorial debut with Pastel de S...展开angre/Blood Cake/Terror Among the Early Christians in 1971, following it with Robin Hood Nunca Muere/Robin Hood Never Dies in 1974. In 1975, Bellmunt's career switched courses when he began making left-leaning politically oriented features and documentaries. In the late '70s, Bellmunt changed genres again, specializing in ironic comedies such as 40 Años sin Sexo/40 Years Without Sex (1979). From 1985 to 1994, Bellmunt served as the president of the Directors Guild of Catalonia. His other contributions include co-founding the Institut de Cinema Català and creating and running his own production company, Fair Play (established 1987).