Made under the Franco regime, Victor Erice’s astonishing 1973 debut is quite simply one of the most remarkable, influential and purely poignant films to emerge from the 1970s.
An audacious critique of the disastrous legacy of the Spanish Civil War, it is set in a rural 1940s Spanish village haunted by betrayal and regret. Existing in a highly evocative dreamlike state, it’s a powerfully symbolic, richly allegorical tale that is as unique as it is beautiful. Showing in conjunction with Erice’s later lesser known masterpiece ‘El Sur’ (1983). (Subtitles) Spain 1973 Victor Erice 97m