La Morte Rouge
La Morte Rouge

La Morte Rouge

Director Victor Erice

Production year 2006

Length 34min.

Country Spain

SYNOPSIS

This short film was specifically made by Víctor Erice to be shown at the exhibition Erice - Kiarostami. Correspondence, held at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona from 9 February to 21 May 2006. It tells the story of his initial cinematographic experience as a little boy through the first film he saw, The Scarlet Claw by Roy William Neill (1944.)

 

CAST & CREW

Victor Erice
Victor Erice

Director

Producer

César Romero

Script

Víctor Erice

Director of Photography

Valentín Álvarez

Music by

Arvo Pärt, Frederic Mompou

Sound

Polo Aledo

Edit

Juan Pedro Díez

Production company

Nautilus Films, S.L. C/ San Pedro, 22. Madrid, España

Victor Erice

Born 1940, Karrantza, Biscay, Pais Vasco, Spain. Víctor Erice is one of the most prominent and original directors of world cinema. Moving to Madrid, at te age of 17, he graduated from the Official Film School (EOC), specializing in Film Directing. For a while he worked as a screenwriter; then he directed advertising films. In 1969 he made his debut as a professional director filming one of the three episodes in a movie called Challenges. In 1973 he shot his first feature film, The Spirit of the Beehive, winner of the First prize at the IFF of San Sebastian, and remarkably well received by audiences and critics. 1992 was the year of Quince Tree of the Sun, in collaboration with artist Antonio López, presented at Cannes IFF, where it won the Jury Prize and the International Critic Prize (FIPRESCI). In 2002 he contributed with his sketch Lifeline to the collective movie Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet, participated by a number of well known international filmmakers. In 2005, answering the request of Barcelona’s Centre de Cultura Contemporànea, and within the context of the Exhibition Erice-Kiarostami: Correspondence, he started filming in video a series of short movies called Letters to Abbas Kiarostami (Sea-Mail). For the same occasion, in 2006, he wrote and directed La Morte Rouge, evoking a post-war child’s first experience as a film spectator. At the same time he presented an installation based on various paintings by Antonio López, named Fragor del mundo, silencio de la pintura. The retrospective of his films took place at the Pesaro IFF (Italy), in 2005. In 2010 Victor Erice was a member of Cannes FF International Jury. Currently he participates, together with directors Manoel de Oliveira, Pedro Costa and Aki Kaurismaki - in an omnibus film in Portugal.


Filmography

On the Terrace (1961, short), Páginas de un diario perdido (1962, short), Los días perdidas (1963, short), Entrevías (1966, short), Challenges (1969, segment), The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), The South (1983), Apuntes 1990-2003 (1990-2003), The Quince Tree Sun (1992), Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment “Lifeline”, 2002), Letters to Abbas Kiarostami (Sea- Mail, 2006), La Morte Rouge (2006), 3.11 Sense of Home (segment “Ana Three Minutes”, 2011).

FILMS 2012