El sol del membrillo (1992) AKA The Quince Tree of the Sun / Dream of Light


In this masterpiece of contemplative cinema by Spain’s Víctor Erice (The Spirit of the Beehive), the painter Antonio López attempts, as he has many times before, to capture the play of light on the leaves of the quince tree in his garden, and discovers something eternal in the process.

Director: Víctor Erice. AKA The Quince Tree of the Sun / Dream of Light

1992 Cannes Film Festival – Winner of FIPRESCI & Jury Prize, Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
1992 Chicago International Film Festival – Winner of the Gold Hugo.


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  1. Steves
    February 21, 2019

    Great addition, Jon! Thanks!!

  2. Lila
    May 12, 2023

    Than you for posting this gorgeous film.

  3. L
    May 22, 2023

    Love this. Love him.

  4. August 18, 2023

    Truly, thank you so much for making this film available.
    Such a delicate and quietly amusing film, too… right on the cusp of portrait, document, fiction and essay.
    a film about light

  5. michael kelly
    October 16, 2023

    One of the best , maybe the best, films about an artist and specifically about painters, of one of the greatest painters alive today by one of the great film makers. Thankyou

  6. Blaise Drummond
    February 16, 2024

    Hauntingly beautiful

  7. February 18, 2024

    A wonderful resonant film tackling some of the huge ponderables for artists of all kinds

  8. TVL
    February 25, 2024

    “File does not exist.”
    Could you please re-up this mp4-file? I’d be most grateful.

  9. HHPW
    March 21, 2024

    Wonderful to see it again, and indeed please re-up!

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