Film: The Quince Tree Sun (1993)

The Quince Tree Sun (1993)

  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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On Saturday September 29 1990 the Spanish artist Antonio López begins to prepare the canvas for a painting of a quince tree in his garden. The film is a portrait of the celebrated painter as he paints and is a study in quiet, meticulous, creative process. The film offers perspectives on everything from artistic vision, realism, painting, film to life, mortality and possibility of eternal rebirth. There is a mesmerising intensity to the film which seems to convey the distilled essence of the act of painting itself.

Director: Victor Erice
Cast: Antonio López Garcia, Maria Morena, Enrique Gran
Running time: 135 mins
Certificate: U (subtitled)

Date: Monday 3 February
Time: 19:00 – 21:10
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6 /£4 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA

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