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El sol del membrillo (1992)

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:

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Language:

Spanish | Polish | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (UK) See more »

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The Dream of Light See more »

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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If you are an artist, watch this!
10 November 1999 | by vcouwenbSee all my reviews

Victor Erice made three films in his life. His first, The Spirit of the Beehive, is considered among the most important Spanish film in the last fourty years, his second, El Sur, is coming close to it, and his third, this film, is equally impressive. The film is following a painter who is trying to paint a tree. The great thing about the film is that you see the artist's struggle trying to capture the image of that tree and transform it into ART. If you like painting, if you think you will become an artist, if you ever saw movie's like ALain Resnais 'Van Gogh', or Derek Jarman's 'Carrevagio', go and see this brilliant film.


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