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The South

  • Film
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Time Out Says

The sublime Spirit of the Beehive was a daunting act to follow, but ten years on Erice produced a film to equal that earlier masterpiece. The setting is northern Spain in the late '50s. We look again through the eyes of a child, ever watchful and all-seeing, winkling out the secrets of this world apart, where there is neither Good nor Evil; no heroes, no escape; and life is lived in spluttering bursts of poetic intensity. Erice creates his film as a canvas, conjuring painterly images of slow dissolves and shafts of light that match Caravaggio in their power to animate a scene of stillness, or freeze one of mad movement. The dramatic impact of gorgeous image and tantalising message is enormous.
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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and Crew

  • Director:Victor Erice
  • Screenwriter:José Luis Lopez Linares
  • Cast:
    • Omero Antonutti
    • Lola Cardona
    • Sonsoles Aranguren
    • Iciar Bollàn
    • Rafaela Aparicio
    • Germaine Montero
    • Aurore Clément
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