"A slow-burn marvel which climaxes in a sequence of overwhelming profundity and mystery." - David Jenkins, Little White Lies

"A moving mediation on existence, memory, and cinema’s potential to preserve them both." - Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

Opens August 23 | From legendary filmmaker Víctor Erice (THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE, EL SUR, DREAM OF LIGHT) comes this compelling and melancholic study of identity, memory, and filmmaking. Set in contemporary Madrid, aging filmmaker Miguel Garay is called upon to recount his final and still unfinished film, THE FAREWELL GAZE. During its production, the lead actor and Miguel’s close friend Julio disappeared without a trace, leaving in his wake a mystery that would haunt everyone associated with the film. When an investigative television show revives the mystery of Julio’s disappearance, Miguel reconnects with the film’s crew, former lovers, and Julio’s daughter, seeking closure and peace around what was lost years ago. Film Center exclusive.


Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Supporting Actress (Ana Torrent), Best Supporting Actor (Jose Coronado), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
Winner - Best Supporting Actor (Jose Coronado), Goya Awards
Nominee - Best Director, Best Film, Goya Awards
Winner - Best Picture, Best Director, International Cinephile Society Awards


The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu