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El Sur (‘The South’) (1983, Spain/France) 95 mins, cert. PG, subtitled
October 12, 2016
note unusual date: Wednesday 12th
Screenings at 2.30PM and 7.30pm
Director: Victor Erice
Stars: Omero Antonutti, Sonsoles Aranguren, Icíar Bollaín, Aurore Clément
Victor Erice’s re-released 1983 classic has been cited as a great inspiration to the Spanish director best known to UK audiences, Pedro Almodovar (whose latest film – Julieta – was shown at David Lean in September).
Growing up outside a small town in northern Spain, 15-year-old Estrella (Bollaín) looks back to her experiences at a younger age (Aranguren) as she tries to understand her family’s history, including their sudden move away from Seville, and uncover the secret life of her affectionate yet mysterious father Agustín (Antonutti).
This intriguing drama set in the 1950s by the director of The Spirit of the Beehive, features remarkable performances and luminous cinematography.
Here is an original (1983) Review from Variety: here,
while the BFI re-release Trailer can be seen below…..
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 12th October 2016
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