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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 gem of a movie
14 September 2000 | by howard.schumannSee all my reviews

This is a gem of a movie and much better than the few reviews I've read. I was prepared for some semi-documentary about the techniques of painting. What I saw was a film filled with warmth, humor, love, and a deep appreciation of nature and the mysterious beauty of the world. I don't think I'll ever be able to look at a tree or a piece of fruit (or anything in nature for that matter) in quite the same way. This film put me in touch with the things that are truly meaningful in life, somewhat akin to Wim Wenders film `Wings of Desire'. It is simple, yet glowing and sensual, filled with gorgeous cinematography and beautiful music. One of the best films I've ever seen.

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2 April 1993 (UK) See more »

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