Thirty years after Buñuel’s last work, his fellow countryman José Luis Guerín comes up with a new, acclaimed, sensual film also about “that obscure object of desire”, as a young painter arrives in Strasbourg in search of a woman who bewitched him 6 years earlier.
Something I have come to appreciate is a re-experiencing of a work that becomes a creative process that inspire thousands of ideas. This is one those works. I feel a very strong connection with Jose Luis Guerin, like a kindred spirit.
Un film astratto che vive di pura espressione di volti e movimento di corpi, enfatizzando lo spazio e colui che vi circola... http://visionesospesa.blogspot.it/2014/05/en-la-ciudad-de-sylvia-dans-la-ville-de.html
A stunning film of rare beauty. The design of the frames, the sound scapes, the varying forms in faces, the naturalistic elements all concoct together to form a real sense of place in which story, character and plot are irrelevant as you become fascinated by how everything feels and the potential stories of the inhabitants of this beautiful city. Incredible film.