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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #115. Victor Erice’s Cerrar los ojos

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #115. Victor Erice’s Cerrar los ojos

Cerrar los ojos

After a three-decade-long absence from filmmaking, Victor Erice returns to cinema with what is only his fourth feature. Cerrar los ojos reunites him with the star of his last film (El sol del membrillo): Ana Torrent. Production took place in Granada, Almería, Asturias and Madrid up until December. José Coronado, María León, Petra Martínez, Soledad Villamil, Mario Pardo, Elena Miquel and José María Pou also star in the film. The story of a disappearance, the film revolves “around issues such as identity and memory.”

Gist: This tells the story of how a famous Spanish actor, (José Coronado) disappears during the shoot for a movie. Although his body is never found, the police come to the conclusion that an accident befell him by the sea. Many years later, this mystery hits the headlines again as a result of a TV programme looking back at the figure of the main actor…

Release Date/Prediction: The Venice Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival are likely candidates.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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