Close Your Eyes

Víctor Erice

Original title: Cerrar los ojos

A famous Spanish actor, Julio Arenas, disappears while shooting a film. Although his body is never found, the police conclude that Arenas was involved in an accident by the sea. Many years later, the mystery surrounding his disappearance is revived thanks to a television programme that seeks to evoke the figure of the actor by showing previously unseen images of his last scenes, shot by his friend and director Miguel Garay. Victor Erice's first fiction feature-length film after a thirty-year hiatus, Close Your Eyes is a nostalgic drama about memory and identity, a love letter to cinema marked by clear references to the filmmaker's own career.

  • Duration: 169’
  • Production year: 2023
  • Country: ES, AR
  • Language: ES Subtitles: PT
  • Cannes Film Festival – Selecção Oficial Special Screenings

Víctor Erice