El Sur

El Sur

Directed by Víctor Erice • 1983 • France, Spain

Victor Erice received widespread praise for his 1973 film Spirit of the Beehive, which told of post-civil war Spain through the eyes of children. But those who have seen El Sur (1983) -- which didn't get nearly as much exposure, owing to money problems and disagreements with the producer -- usually say that it is the greater movie. It tale of a girl in a northern Spanish village and her fantasies about a mystical and wonderful place in "the south" resounds with echoes of a nation finding its way in the wake of four decades of fascist rule.

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El Sur
  • El Sur

    Directed by Víctor Erice • 1983 • France, Spain

    Victor Erice received widespread praise for his 1973 film Spirit of the Beehive, which told of post-civil war Spain through the eyes of children. But those who have seen El Sur (1983) -- which didn't get nearly as much exposure, owing to money prob...

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  • Víctor Erice on EL SUR

    Midway through the filming of EL SUR, originally planned as a longer movie, production was halted, and the intended ending was never shot. In this interview, which originally aired on Spanish television on September 20, 2003, director Víctor Erice recalls the obstacles he faced and discusses how ...

  • The Making of EL SUR

    The following program includes interviews with members of EL SUR’s cast and crew, including cinematographer José Luis Alcaine; actors Omero Antonutti, Sonsoles Aranguren, and Icíar Bollaín; and camera operator Alfredo Mayo. These interviews were originally shot for “El Mundo” in 2012 and have bee...

  • ¡Qué grande es el cine!

    EL SUR is considered one of the greatest films in Spanish cinema. The following 1996 episode of the Spanish television program “¡Qué grande es el cine!” features close readings of the film by critics Miguel Marías, Miguel Rubio, and Juan Cobos.