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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.

Director:

Víctor Erice (as Victor Erice)

Writers:

Víctor Erice (as Victor Erice), Antonio López (as Antonio Lopez)
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Cast

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

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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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Polish | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dream of Light See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In the mind of the Painter
24 November 2004 | by dmtlsSee all my reviews

El sol de membrillo is a documentary that looks like a movie,a documentary shot like a movie.El sol de membrillo tells the story of a painting that was never finished,tells the story of what is going on in this painter's mind,tells the story of what is going on in every painter's,every artist's in general head,who is obsessed with Beauty and accuracy.It's a relaxing (in a good way) film that in spite of its rather long running time (almost two and a half hours)is not at least boring.That calmness derives from the director himself who looks like a never-angry ever-happy (not in the silly way) man who has a concrete philosophy on life and much thought in his background.That's all I can tell about this man who made an introduction to and a presentation of this work of his before the screening begun.Do not skip this movie, it can change the way you see things.


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