Praise for the Muses of José Luis Guerin

Autores UPV
Revista Hispanic Research Journal


This article offers an analysis of the unique and complex work of José Luis Guerin, one of Spain¿s most prominent film directors, taking as a point of reference the cinematic correspondence that Guerin has recently exchanged with Jonas Mekas within the collective project titled Todas las cartas. Correspondencias fílmicas. The correspondence between both filmmakers from December 2009 to April 2011 is of special relevance as the five letters that Guerin sent to Mekas capture the innermost feeling underpinning his work. As a result, these cinematic letters constitute the perfect pretext, the ideal point of reference for an exploration of the main themes or motifs that have inspired Guerin¿s cinematic work, from Innisfree (1990) to his most recent works released in 2011.