Programme: GOING BACK TO THE GOLDEN AGE. Portraying Spanish masters on the canvas in motion

DIR: Víctor Erice
Documentary, Biography, Drama
1992 / Spain / 134 min
OV. Spanish with English subtitles

In 1990, Víctor Erice filmed Antonio López while he painted a quince tree in the garden of his Madrid studio. In his quest for realism, the artist was working against time. The fruits that his brushstrokes captured on canvas reflect the light of successive seasons, but also grew day by day bending the branches under their weight. The film itself is an artistic exercise that attempts to capture another: the one conducted by the painter in his struggle against the elements to truthfully represent what he sees and feels at the sight of that quince tree

A 4k digitization was carried out in 2017 under the supervision of the director himself, and in which a few changes to the original cut were done bringing a new version of the film 5 minutes shorter.

Palme d’Or Nominee at 1992 Cannes Film Festival
Winner of the Jury and FIPRESCI Prize at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival


Film + Master Class Víctor Erice & private visit exhibition at Rijksmuseum
– 11 January

12:30 | Doors open

13:00 | El sol del membrillo (Víctor Erice, 1992)

15:20 | Break

16:00 | Master Class Victor Erice on  ̈Cinema and painting ̈ and visit visit to the exhibition Rembrandt – Velázquez. Dutch and Spanish Masters 

18:00 | End

After the film there will be a break. Spanish ham will be served thanks to our Maestra Cortadora Cati Gómez.

Film at EYE Filmmuseum
– 27 January

18:45 | El sol del membrillo (Víctor Erice, 1992)