Cerrar los ojos

Close Your Eyes
Víctor Erice
Spain, Argentina
Víctor Erice
José Coronado, María León, Soledad Villamil, Ana Torrent, Manolo Solo, Ginés Garcia Millán, Petra Martínez, Mario Pardo, Josep Maria Pou, Juan Margallo
Tandem Films, Nautilus Films & Projects, Pecado Films, Movistar Plus+, Canal Sur Televisión S.A., RTVE - Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, Pampa Films (AR)


Close Your Eyes turns on a famous Spanish actor, Julio Arenas, who disappears while filming a movie. Although his body is never found, the police conclude that he has suffered an accident at a cliff by the sea. Many years later, the mystery is brought up once more by a TV program that tries to evoke the actor, offering as a scoop images of the last scenes in which he participated, shot by his close friend, director Miguel Garay.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2023
Cannes Première
Toronto International Film Festival 2023
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2023
Donostia Award Screenings

Forqué Awards 2023
Best Feature Film
Best Male Performance (Manolo Solo)
Feroz Awards 2024
9 Nominations:
Best Dramatic Film. Produced by Cristina Zumárraga, Pablo E. Bossi, Víctor Erice, Jose Alba.
Best Director (Víctor Erice)
Best leading actor in a film (Manolo Solo)
Best supporting actress in a film (Ana Torrent)
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Jose Coronado)
Best film script (Víctor Erice, Michel Gaztambide)
Best Original Music (Federico Jusid)
Best trailer (Elena Gutiérrez for the teaser trailer)
Best poster (Sergio Rozas, Manolo Pavón)
Goyas Awards 2024
11 Nominations, 1 award:
Best Film
Best Director (Víctor Erice)
Best Original Screenplay (Michel Gaztambide, Víctor Erice)
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Manolo Solo)
Best Supporting Actor (Jose Coronado) WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Ana Torrent)
Best Production Direction (María José Díez)
Best Director of Photography (Valentín Álvarez)
Best Editing (Ascen Marchena)
Best Art Direction (Curru Garabal)
Best Sound (Iván Marín, Juan Ferro, Candela Palencia)
Platino Awards 2024
6 Nominations, 1 award:
Best Ibero-American fiction film.
Best screenplay (Víctor Erice, Michel Gaztambide).
Best Supporting Actor (Jose Coronado) WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Ana Torrent).
Best art direction.
Best Director of Photography.


Spain (29 of September 2023)