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El sol del membrillo (1992)

The artist, Antonio Lopez, tries to paint the quince tree he planted some time back in his garden. Throughout his life, he has worked on the same theme many times, almost as if it were a ... See full summary »

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(as Victor Erice)

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(as Victor Erice), (as Antonio López)
7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio López ...
Himself (as Antonio Lopez)
María Moreno ...
Herself (as Maria Moreno)
Enrique Gran ...
Himself
María López ...
Herself (as Maria Lopez)
Carmen López ...
Herself (as Carmen Lopez)
Elisa Ruiz ...
Herself
José Carretero ...
Himself (as Jose Carretero)
Amalia Aria ...
Herself
Lucio Muñoz ...
Himself
Esperanza Parada ...
Herself
Julio López Hernández ...
Himself (as Julio Lopez Hernandez)
Fan Xiao Ming ...
Himself
Yan Sheng Dong ...
Himself
Janusz Pietrzkiak ...
Himself
Marek Domagala ...
Himself
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The artist, Antonio Lopez, tries to paint the quince tree he planted some time back in his garden. Throughout his life, he has worked on the same theme many times, almost as if it were a physical necessity. Every year, with the arrival of autumn, this need resurfaces. The artist's work has never represented the sun's rays between the leaves of the tree, and, given his characteristic realist style, he tries to achieve this. But he goes about it in the same way, without consciously pursuing a finished picture - he just wants to be close to the fragile lavish tree for a few weeks. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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2 April 1993 (UK)  »

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Difficult but interesting documentary
26 July 2001 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

Film documentary about Spanish painter Antonio Lopez artistic creation process. It is a rare, difficult ant very interesting movie. It takes some time for the spectator to came in. When you get it you will capable of enjoy the film and the painter, his friends, wife and way of painting. You will love the sun and the quince too. And I am sure you finally will become a Lopez and director Victor Erice fan.

But El sol del membrillo is not at all a commercial movie. This original film won one of the awards at Cannes Festival of Cinema. Erice was lucky to direct this picture. Because the only think that impede him make more often movies is find an adequate producer. And he did it hear. He made three movies in 20 years. Something similar that occurs with Terrence Malick.

Erice is the Spanish pair of masterpieces fortunate author El espíritu de la colmena (1973) and El Sur (1983). His work way, so distant of current fashions, and his thoroughly were the Spanish Academy of Cinema causes to prefer send to the Oscar Award'1983 another easier movie El Sur instead. At last the Oscar to the best foreign film went to Bergman' Fanny and Alexander.


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