The Quince Tree Sun
(El sol del membrillo)
(Dream of Light), (Quince Tree of the Sun)
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Antonio López García, María Moreno, Enrique Gran, Jos. Carretero,
The Quince Tree Sun is an exquisite portrait of the Spanish realist painter Antonio López García as he paints a single work: a picture of a quince tree in his backyard, which he planted years ago and which now stimulates thoughts on light, painting, and process; on death; on what we know of the world and how we know it. Erice’s film is itself a “painting from life,” taking in López’s conversations with friends and his quiet musings, his paintings of Madrid, and the director’s own images of this sumptuous city. “A thoughtful, delicate inquiry into the essence of the artistic process, and a tribute to the beauty and mutability of nature. Erice’s film is . . . like its subject, one of a kind” (Janet Maslin, New York Times).