En la Ciudad de Sylvia (In the City of Sylvia)
En la Ciudad de Sylvia (In the City of Sylvia) (2007)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 23, 2011
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. Hoberman
Film Comment Magazine

José Luis Guerín's fifth feature puts a dreamily minimalist spin on the Orpheus myth

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Pure pleasure and pure cinema.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's really quite beautiful and playful and mysterious, and in an unconventional way is a love letter to what seems lost but can still be recalled.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

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.

Jonathan Holland
Variety

An airy, ultra-Gallic delight whose apparent weightlessness is anchored by real substance.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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David Fear
Time Out

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.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Sylvia is modern myth-making in a quiet register, and it's quite seductive once you give in to its playful rhythms.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

What would be a great idea for a 20-minute short may be a disaster as a feature film.

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