Modernism + Film | In The City of Sylvia

Modernism + Film | In The City of Sylvia

LOCATION: BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

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A youthful foreigner sits sketching the diners of an outdoor café in hopes of finding the women he met there years before in director José Luis Guerín's languid, sun-soaked tale of longing. It was a long time ago that the artist met a mysterious beauty named Sylvia, and the memory of the girl has lingered in his mind ever since. Perhaps if he can capture the movements of the patrons in this quaint European café, he can recognize the woman he seeks. Then, at once, the artist believes he has found Sylvia. Setting out into the streets in pursuit of a fading memory, he vows that this time he won't let love slip through his fingers.

Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
Directed by: José Luis Guerín
Genre: Drama
Content rating: Unrated
Languages: French and Spanish (English subtitles)

In Competition at Venice Film Festival and Official Selection at Edinburgh Film Festival, featuring standout performances by Xavier Lafitte and Pilar López de Ayala.

"A profoundly imaginative, ironically witty and illuminating film... a subtle, seductive beauty." - TIME OUT

Tickets

Tickets are $8 members, $10 nonmembers, and $5 with valid school I.D. Cash bar available in the Bechtler lobby starting at 6:00 PM followed by the presentation and film screening in the Knight Theater at 7 PM. Purchase tickets online at Bechtler.org or call 704.353.9209.

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Presentation

Assistant Professor of Architectural History at UNC Charlotte, Matthew Gin, will offer brief remarks before the film. 

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