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360 Ratings

Train of Shadows

Tren de sombras

Directed by José Luis Guerín
Spain, 1997


A silent homage to the origins of cinema, recreating the apparent disappearance of a French photographer in the 1920s.

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Train of Shadows Directed by José Luis Guerín

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1997 | Directors' Fortnight

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

1997 | 2 wins including: Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver

Critics reviews

Can a simple brushstroke historically contribute to the indignities suffered by slaves? For a short film commissioned by La Rochelle Film Festival, Le Saphir de Saint Louis finds Guerín in heady, inspired form.
March 25, 2016
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