Quince Tree of the Sun

El sol del membrillo, documentary, Spain, 1992

DIRECTED BY: Víctor Erice

Quince Tree of the Sun

Víctor Erice,
Antonio López García

Javier Aguirresarobe,
Ángel Luis Fernández,
José Luis López-Linares

Pascal Gaigne

Juan Ignacio San Mateo

This is a documentary about the Spanish painter Antonio López. We follow the creative process of painting a quince tree that the painter planted in his yard. This is a constant motif that the painter returns to every fall. López tries to capture rays of light that pass through the leaves before the tree loses all fruits and leaves. However, his work is often interrupted by unannounced visitors. This film won the critics’ award in Cannes in o 1992.

color, 133'