Cerrar los ojos Close Your Eyes

Cerrar los ojos Close Your Eyes

About the film

After his revered masterpieces The Spirit of the Beehive and El Sur, and 30 years after his Cannes prize-winning Dream of Light, legendary filmmaker Víctor Erice comes back with CLOSE YOUR EYES, a compelling reflection about identity, memory and filmmaking. Starring Manolo Solo (The Fury of a Patient Man) and Jose Coronado (No Rest for the Wicked), CLOSE YOUR EYES also reunites Erice with Ana Torrent 50 years after The Spirit of the Beehive. Considered by many as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Erice is back to mesmerize audiences with his fourth film, deemed to become a new classic of contemporary cinema.

CLOSE YOUR EYES turns on a famous Spanish actor, Julio Arenas, who disappears while filming a movie. Although his body is never found, the police conclude that he has suffered an accident at a cliff by the sea. Many years later, the mystery is brought up once more by a TV program that tries to evoke the actor, offering as a scoop images of the last scenes in which he participated, shot by his close friend, director Miguel Garay.

“Erice’s fourth feature is a stirring tale about memory, identity, and friendship, and it feels deeply, almost alarmingly personal.”

— New York Magazine (Vulture)

Festivals & awards winner:  San Sebastian Film festival 2023 • Cannes Film Festival 2023 • BFI London Film festival • Toronto Film festival • Viennale Film festival • Rotterdam International Film Festival




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