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Lightly bittersweet yet deceptively deep, In the City of Sylvia is just seductive enough to distract viewers from its more problematic elements. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

A man returns to a city to track down a woman he met there six years ago.

Cast & Crew

Pilar López de Ayala
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Jose Luis Guerin
Director
Jose Luis Guerin
Screenwriter
Luis Miñarro
Producer
Gaëlle Jones
Co-Producer
Natasha Braier
Cinematographer
Cristina Campos
Casting
Maite Sánchez
Art Director
Míriam Compte
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Critic Reviews for In the City of Sylvia

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    March 13, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • If nothing else, Mr. Guerin has neatly captured the sweet, erotic alienation of being a single man at his leisure in a foreign town, dazzled by the passing procession of local beauties.

    December 12, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • The director's near-silent tour of quaint European street scenes is even more adept at making the picturesque seem pretentious, as well as at reminding you that male-model good looks don't make antisocial behavior any less creepy.

    December 10, 2008 | Rating: 3/6
  • Pure pleasure and pure cinema.

    December 9, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Would be trying if not for the confidence, grace and subtlety with which Jos Luis Guern handles his deliberately open-ended material.

    December 9, 2008 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • This sensualist delight is an immaculate expression of the thrill of the hunt and the cruel damage our hearts of glass incur from an unexpected loss or missed opportunity.

    October 10, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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