The industry has changed drastically since Erice stopped making movies.. “Of the experience of the Lumière brothers, of the original experience of cinema, only the cinema remains as a residue. But the film, the audiovisual, because I make the distinction between cinema and audiovisual, is consumed not only on television, but also on tablets and mobile phones. In the first 80 or 90 years of cinema, the spectator’s place was absolutely predetermined, and for me it was still the ideal place to observe the images of a film, the cinema hall. I do not disdain the possibility of seeing a film in these procedures that the technique offers, but the experience is noticeably modified, ”said the director during a meeting with the press in November 2021.