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  • 165 min
  • Spain, Argentina
  • Relations
  • 12 years
  • 3 Screenings
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A Spanish actor disappears without a trace – during the filming of a movie. Several years later, the director Miguel tries to find out what happened. He participates in a TV program about the disappearance and begins to unravel the inexplicable mystery.

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It's not every day that the Spanish master Victor Erice presents a new feature film. Close Your Eyes is his third fiction feature film in a career spanning over 50 years. His portrayal of childhood in The Spirit of Beehive (1973) is hailed by many as one of the best Spanish films ever and was a clear inspiration for Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth (2006).

With Close Your Eyes, Erice has created another solid masterpiece. Already in the opening scene, which is a film-within-a-film scene, he demonstrates his unique ability to orchestrate captivating dialogue scenes and get the most out of the actors. From there, he maintains a firm grip on the narrative for almost three hours. Here, Erice shows that he is still among the world's foremost – albeit not the most prolific – filmmakers. Take this rare opportunity to experience freshly brewed Erice magic on the big screen!


Tuesday 05. march 12.00 12.00 Prinsen 7
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Wednesday 06. march 13.30 13.30 Prinsen 5
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Saturday 09. march 15.00 15.00 Cinemateket
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Original title CERRAR LOS OJOS
Director Víctor ERICE
Year 2023
Length 165 min
Country Spain, Argentina
Language Spanish
Subtitles English