+ intro by Maria Delgado, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Víctor Erice’s bittersweet and beautiful film follows a young girl whose romantic notions are challenged as she ages.
Dir Víctor Erice
With Omero Antonutti, Sonsoles Aranguren, Iciar Bollain, Lola Cardona
A woman remembers her childhood and early teenage years – and in particular her relationship with her mysterious father – in northern Spain in the late 50s. Víctor Erice’s lyrical masterpiece conjures up the secretive atmosphere of life under Franco’s regime, and contemplates the all-pervasive influence of time, not only on our memories but on our capacity for hope and love, disappointment and despair.
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