Filmmaker and Screenwriter

Born in the Basque Country in 1940, Víctor Erice is one of Europe's most remarkable filmmakers. His first film, The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), won First Prize at the San Sebastián Film Festival and enjoyed great success with international critics and audiences. This was followed by The South (1983), presented in the Official Selection at Cannes, and The Quince Tree Sun (1992), made in collaboration with the artist Antonio Lopez, which won the Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes. Over the last 30 years, Erice has dedicated himself to a variety of collective projects, making short films and documentaries. Close Your Eyes is his first feature-length fiction film in thirty years.