European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022
European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022

In the City of Sylvia

by José Luis Guerin

(Fiction, Spain/France, 2008, 84’, C, OV) with Xavier Lafitte et Pilar Lopez de Ayala

In the City of Sylvia

A man returns to Strasbourg in search of Sylvia, whom he met four years earlier. This quest will turn into a stroll through the streets, and an aesthetic experience. A dive into the intimacy of a city and its inhabitants.


José Luis Guerin
José Luis Guerin

José Luis Guerin is a director and screenwriter of his own films, mixing fiction and documentary, blurring the boundaries between the two genres. He is the author of Los motivos de Berta (1983), Innisfree (1990), The Specter of Thuit (1997), En construcción (2000), Correspondence Jonas Mekas – J.L. Guerin (2011), The Sapphire of St. Louis (2015), The Academy of Muses (2015), De una isla (2019). His films have been presented in many festivals such as Venice (Official Selection), Cannes (Un Certain Regard, Directors’ Fortnight), Berlin (Forum), San Sebastian (Official Competition), Locarno, Rotterdam, Tokyo… He is perhaps one of the Spanish filmmakers most praised by critics and audiences at international festivals. Retrospectives have been dedicated to him in festivals and in important cultural centers such as the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) or the Harvard Film Archive (Cambridge). In 2011, he was awarded the National Film Prize in Spain.

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