The Quince Tree Sun (1992)

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Alternative titles

  • El sol del membrillo Original Spanish
  • Le SONGE DE LA LUMIERE Alternative French
  • The DREAM OF LIGHT Alternative

Cast & Credits


On Saturday September 29, 1990 the Spanish artist Antonio López begins to prepare the canvas for a painting of the quince tree he has grown. The film follows his striving to capture the special light of the early autumn as it shines on the tree and ripens the fruit.

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