In the city of Sylvia / written and dir. by José Luis Guerín
José Luis Guerín
Xavier Lafitte Pilar Lopez de Ayala
Uniform title
En la ciudad de Sylvia
Parallel title
Dans la ville de Sylvia
Place of publishing unknown: Axiom Films, 2008
1 dvd-video
Recording date
Playing time
ca. 84 min.
Frans gesproken Ondertiteling: Engels

Availability in Flemish libraries

About José Luis Guerín

José Luis Guerín (born 1960) is a Spanish filmmaker and educator known for Train of Shadows (1997), En construcción (2001), and The Academy of Muses (2015).

Style and influences

As a young cinephile, Guerín attended many film screenings, made films on Super 8 and 16mm and sought out and befriended many of the filmmakers he admired, including Robert Bresson, Raoul Ruiz and Philippe Garrel. Guerín's films are often described as being influenced by the Lumière Brothers, Howard Hawks, Yasujirō Ozu and John Ford (Guerín went so far as to shoot a film in Innisfree, the setting of Ford's The Quiet Man).

Guerín is known for his meditative and intellectually curious work in both documentary and narrative filmmaking. Describing Guerín in an introduction to a series of his films, the programmers of the Harvard Film Archive wrote: "Guerín's films purposefully confound narrative and documentary t…Read more on Wikipedia