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Cerrar Los Ojos

Cerrar Los Ojos

Original name: Cerrar Los Ojos
English name: Close Your Eyes
Year: 2023
Run time: 165 Min
Language: Spanish
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Spain, Argentina
Director: Víctor Erice
Producers: Cristina Zumárraga, Pablo E. Bossi, Víctor Erice, Jose Alba, Odile Antonio-Baez, Agustín Bossi, Pol Bossi, Maximiliano Lasansky
cast: Manolo Solo, Jose Coronado, Ana Torrent, Petra Martínez, María León, Helena Miquel
Screenplay: Víctor Erice, Michel Gaztambide
Cinematographer: Valentín Álvarez
Editor: Ascen Marchenal
Sound Designer: Iván Marín, Juan Ferro
Music Composer: Federico Jusid
Production Company: Tandem Films, Nautilius Films, Pecado Films, La Mirada del Adiós A.I.E, Pampa Films
World Sales: The Film Factory


  • Cannes FF 2023
  • Toronto IFF 2023
  • San Sebastián IFF 2023
  • BFI London 2023
  • IFF India 2023
  • Busan IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 1992 The Quince Tree Sun (Documentary)
  • 1983 The South
  • 1973 The Spirit of the Beehive
  • 1963 Los Días Perdidos (Short)

Director's Biography:

 Anna Jadowska

Filmmaker Víctor Erice is regarded as one of the most renowned filmmakers from Spain. After making several short films, he shot his feature debut The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), which would attain a legendary status within Spanish cinema. He then went on to make The South (1983). The Quince Tree Sun (1992), documentary about painter Antonio López García, won both the Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes. In 2005, within the context of the exhibition titled Erice–Kiarostami. Correspondence, he started to direct the series of short films Letters to Abbas Kiarostami. At the 2014 Locarno FF, Erice was awarded a Golden Leopard award for lifetime achievement.


A famous Spanish actor, Julio Arenas, disappears while shooting a film. Although his body is never found, the police conclude that he’s been the victim of an accident by the sea. Many years later, the mystery surrounding his disappearance is brought back into the spotlight by a TV programme outlining his life, and death, and showing exclusive images of the last scenes he filmed, shot by his dear friend, the director Miguel Garay.