Lifeline
Lifeline

Lifeline

Director Victor Erice

Production year 2002

Length 12min.

Country Spain

SYNOPSIS

Lifeline is Erice’s sketch to the collective movie Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet. The project was conceived as a reflection on the theme of time at the turn of the Millennium. Fifteen celebrated filmmakers were invited to create their own vision of what time means in ten minutes of film.

 

CAST & CREW

Victor Erice
Victor Erice

Director

Producer

Alejandro Martín

Script

Víctor Erice, Xavier Bermúdez

Director of Photography

Ángel Luis Fernández

Sound

Iván Marín

Edit

Julia Juániz

Cast

Ana Sofía Liaño, Pelayo Suárez, Celia Poo, Omar Blanco, José Antonio Amieva, Fernando García Toriello

Production company

Nautilus Films and Ruedo Producciones, for Road Movies Filmproduction (Berlín) 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