This digitally re-mastered Spanish classic is by the director of 'The Spirit of the Beehive'.
This is the story of Estrella (Iciar Bollain), a little girl from Southern Spain who has been uprooted to the North. Estrella maintains a sentimentalized attachment to the region of her birth, an attachment manifested in her love for her father (Omero Antonutti). The girl's rose-coloured memories are shattered when she learns that her beloved dad once carried on affair with a Southern woman-and that the flames of passion still smoulder within him. Victor Erice's first film ('The Spirit of the Beehive') is a masterpiece - an honour that can be bestowed on very few arthouse directors. Like that film, 'El Sur' draws on childhood memories and imagination. Estrella, might well be a grown-up version of Isabel from 'The Spirit of the Beehive'. (Subtitles)
Spain/France 1983 Víctor Erice 95m