Restored & Unseen: El sur
Victor Erice / ES, FR, 1983 / 95 min.
The second film by the renowned Spanish filmmaker Víctor Erice is a masterpiece. Fifteen-year-old Estrella looks back on the relationship with her father, a doctor banned by Franco. Spanish history as seen through the eyes of a child, with impressive images of darkened rooms and a house marooned in a desolate landscape. The director is in Amsterdam and will take part in a Q&A afterwards.
Director Víctor Erice (1940) will be at the Rijksmuseum on 11 January to give a masterclass on the occasion of the exhibition Rembrandt-Velázquez. Dutch & Spanish Masters. Eye screens two other feature films by Erice in the presence of the director (El sol del membrillo and El espíritu de la colmena) in its Restored & Unseen programme.
Restored & Unseen
At last, a chance to see that Italian classic that’s been on the list for so long? Or relish that wonderful restoration of Blue Movie, the Netherlands’ most talked-about nude film of the seventies, when the Bijlmer district was still a sexual paradise? Restored & Unseen is a biweekly programme featuring classics and recent restorations, with introductions by experts.