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The Quince Tree Sun (1992)

El sol del membrillo (original title)
The artist Antonio López tries to capture the sunlight hitting his quince tree all autumn, but the struggle seems futile.


Víctor Erice (as Victor Erice)


Víctor Erice (as Victor Erice), Antonio López (as Antonio Lopez)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio López Antonio López ... Self (as Antonio Lopez)
María Moreno María Moreno ... Self (as Maria Moreno)
Enrique Gran Enrique Gran ... Self
María López María López ... Self (as Maria Lopez)
Carmen López Carmen López ... Self (as Carmen Lopez)
Elisa Ruiz Elisa Ruiz ... Self
José Carretero José Carretero ... Self (as Jose Carretero)
Amalia Avia Amalia Avia ... Self
Lucio Muñoz Lucio Muñoz ... Self
Esperanza Parada Esperanza Parada ... Self
Julio López Hernández Julio López Hernández ... Self (as Julio Lopez Hernandez)
Fan Xiao Ming Fan Xiao Ming ... Self
Yan Sheng Dong Yan Sheng Dong ... Self
Janusz Pietrzkiak Janusz Pietrzkiak ... Self
Marek Domagala Marek Domagala ... Self


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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A Must
11 October 2014 | by bradfordbell96See all my reviews

As other viewers have stated this is a MUST SEE for directors, writers, editors. So much done with so little makes this a perfect example of how a good movie is something which cannot be expressed in a song or in a book or in a painting. This story can only be expressed as a movie. You may never watch it again which is fine, you only need to watch it once. You don't even have to like it but it is a great asset to any aspiring film-maker. It will widen your understanding of what is unique to a film and what film has inherently which no other art-form has. A bonus is that it gives you a nice example of how a full feature length movie can be made with a tiny budget and one location.

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Spanish | Polish | Mandarin

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2 April 1993 (UK) See more »

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