Dream of Light: Erice, Kiarostami and the history of cinema
Author: Elena, Alberto
Source: Studies in Hispanic Cinemas (new title: Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas), Volume 6, Number 2, December 2009 , pp. 99-110(12)
Abstract:For as much as the audiovisual linkages between Victor Erice and Abbas Kiarostami have merited critical attention since the 2006 Barcelona exposition Erice-Kiarostami: Correspondencias, there have been few efforts to reconstitute the notable affinities between these two film-makers beyond the explicit convergences in their respective works. Nonetheless, numerous underlying similarities are to be discerned from the earliest stages of their respective careers, particularly in relation to their concerns for ways of seeing and the peculiar manner in which the two artists relate both to the audiovisual culture that nourishes them and, ultimately, to the very history of cinema. A review of the fascinating points of connection between Erice's and Kiarostami's respective cinematic projects is the object of the present study.
Keywords: Abbas Kiarostami; Antonio Lpez; Dream of Light/The Quince Tree Sun/El sol de membrillo; The Spirit of the Beehive/El esptitu de la colmena; Vctor Erice; Where is the Friend's House?; films of childhood
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Universidad Carlos III.
Publication date: December 1, 2009
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