Films

In the City of Sylvia

Director: José Luis Guerín

Country:  Spain/France

Year of Production:  2007

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Synopsis

IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA is one of the most acclaimed European films of recent years and marks the international breakthrough of Spanish director, José Luis Guerín.

In the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock, Eric Rohmer and Robert Bresson, Guerín presents the deceptively simple tale of a man seeking the woman he met six years before. With only a sketch to identify her, he searches the streets and cafes of Strasbourg, hoping to encounter the object of his desire.

Seductively shot and featuring excellent performances by Xavier Lafitte and Pilar López de Ayala, IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA is a sensual and enigmatic journey that beautifully captures the complexity of human emotions.

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Cast

Starring:  Xavier Lafitte, Pilar López de Ayala, Coralie Audret, Laurence Covdier, Tanja Czichy, Eric Dietrich, Charlotte Dupont

Credits

Director: José Luis Guerín

Writer(s):  José Luis Guerín

Producers:  Luis Minarro, Gaelle Jones

Editor:  Núria Esquerra

Cinematographer:  Natasha Braier

Production Details

Country:  Spain/France

Year of Production:  2007

Language:  French

Subtitles: 

  • English

Duration:  84 minutes

Shooting gauge:  35mm

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Genre(s): 

  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  13th March 2009

DVD Release Date:  22nd June 2009

Reviews

TIME OUT

"a glorious explosion of sight, sound and feeling"

rating FILM OF THE WEEK
TIME OUT

THE TIMES

"This is perfection... utterly transfixing, and it cuts to the heart of what cinema is all about"

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PETER BRADSHAW THE GUARDIAN

"outstanding, a superbly shot and hauntingly enigmatic drama of longing"

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PETER BRADSHAW THE GUARDIAN

PHILIP FRENCH, THE OBSERVER

"a swooningly romantic tale of ideal love... a great film"

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PHILIP FRENCH, THE OBSERVER

SONGLINES MAGAZINE

"a brilliantly observed and poetic piece of cinema"

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THE GUARDIAN GUIDE

"if you're looking for something that reinvents cinema, this is it"

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