Close Your Eyes

Cerrar Los Ojos

Legendary filmmaker Víctor Erice returns, 30 years after his Cannes prize-winning Dream of Light.
Nominated for Best Film and Best Actor at Forqué Awards.

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.

DirectorVíctor Erice
CastManolo Solo, Jose Coronado, Ana Torrent, María León, Helena Miquel
LanguageSpanish (Castilian)
Runtime165 mins
Theatrical Release29 Sep 2023
Available1 Mar 2024
Festivals & Awards


  • Winner of Goya Awards  - Best Supporting Actor
  • Winner of CEC Awards  - Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay

Festivals Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, AFI Fest, New York Film Festival, Kaohsiung Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Mar del Plata Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, Lisboa Film Festival, Torino Film festival, Busan International Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Hamburg Filmfest, Viennale Film Festival

Territories(IFTA Standard definition otherwise noted): Worldwide excluding the Americas, France, Spain