Spring Weekend, 13th edition


Close your Eyes
Ciné Lumière at the Institut Français

Screening courtesy of New Wave Films

£15, conc. £13

Followed by a Q&A (tbc)

Dir. Víctor Erice
with Manolo Solo, Ana Torrent, José Coronado, Mario Pardo, María León

Spain/Argentina | 2023 | col | 169 min | cert. PG
In Spanish with English subtitles

After his masterpieces The Spirit of the Beehive and El Sur, and 30 years after his Cannes prize-winning The Quince Tree Sun, legendary filmmaker Víctor Erice comes back with a compelling reflection about identity, memory, and filmmaking.

Starring Manolo Solo and José Coronado, Close Your Eyes also reunites Erice with Ana Torrent 50 years after The Spirit of the Beehive. Considered by many as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Erice mesmerize us again with this story about the unresolved mystery of the desappearance of an actor during the shooting of a film.

Enjoy a glass of Tío Pepe Fino courtesy of González Byass and some of the best jamón with the compliments of Spanish Master Ham before the screening from 6.15pm.