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San Sebastián: Suárez, López, Verdaguer Board ‘7 Reasons’ (Exclusive)

San Sebastián: Suárez, López, Verdaguer Board ‘7 Reasons’ (Exclusive)
San Sebastian –Emma Suárez, star of Pedro Almodóvar’s ”Julieta” and Michael Franco’s “April’s Daughter,” Sergi López, who toplined Guillermo del Toro’s “Pans Labyrinth,” and David Verdaguer, who features in Spain’s Oscar entry “Summer 1993,” are on board black comedy “7 Reasons to Run Away,” a first feature co-directed by Esteve Soler, Gerard Quinto, and David Torras.

Suárez is a member of the 65th San Sebastian Festival’s main jury, presided by John Malkovich.

Barcelona-based, young companies Compacto and No Hay Banda are re-teaming on “7 Reasons” after having co-produced Sergi Pérez’s “The Long Way Home,” which won best Catalan-language feature at Catalonia’s Gaudi Awards.

Its screenplay is penned by playwright and director Esteve Soler, whose last three stage plays (“Against Progress,” “Against Democracy” and “Against Love”) have been staged in more than twenty countries.

“7 Reasons” offers “a very contemporary canvas of society structured through seven different stories tackling the family, private
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Boyhood wins top Fipresci critics award

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Boyhood wins top Fipresci critics award
Richard Linklater’s 12-year project beats Ida, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Winter Sleep.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has been named the best film of the past year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, Fipresci.

The poll for the Fipresci Grand Prix 2014 - Best Film of the Year gathered votes from 553 members throughout the world.

In the first phase, participants nominated feature-length films that received their world premiere no earlier than July 1, 2013. This led to a final round between the four finalists: Boyhood by Richard Linklater, Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski, The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson, and Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

This is the first Linklater has won the prize, which has previously gone to Michael Haneke, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jafar Panahi, Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Luc Godard and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, among others, since its establishment in 1999.

Boyhood will have a special screening at the San Sebastián Film Festival on Sept
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DVD Review: Shiver

Shiver

Stars: Junio Valverde, Francesc Orella, Mar Sodupe, Jimmy Barnatán | Written by Hernán Migoya, Alejandro Hernández | Directed by Isidro Ortiz

Moving to an isolated village to try and get away from the sun would probably be a hard thing for a teenage boy, but when people start dying around you and the villagers look to you as the culprit just not going to be a good day. The truth of the murders of course has nothing to do with you but it’s easy to blame the outsider right?

Santi is a boy with issues; the main one is that sunlight is deadly to him. The more he is exposed to it the more danger is in as it will ultimately lead to problems such as being extremely burnt and ultimately cancer. His mother is advised to move the boy to an isolated village where there is more shade and
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Review: Julia’s Eyes

This is the Pure Movies review of Julia's Eyes, directed by Guillem Morales and starring Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui, Francesc Orella, Joan Dalmau and Boris Ruiz. When Salvador Dali and director Luis Buñuel teamed up to create short film Un Chien Andalo they included the now-infamous eyeball-slitting scene, a wince-inducing moment. Since that surrealist moment in 1929, the threat eyeball of torture has been used on-screen make us cringe and squirm in varying ways. Films like Day of the Triffids and Blindness remind us how vulnerable the human body is, and present the horrific implications of a world without sight. The latest production from Guillem del Toro adds itself to this disparate canon of ‘films about sight’. In Julia’s Eyes, the eyes really do have it. If the thought of eyeballs coming into contact with any dangerous substance, blade or needle fills you with abject horror, then this
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Blu-ray Review: Julia’S Eyes – Excellent, Taut Spanish Thriller

Once in a while, a truly sensational piece of world cinema is released that audiences should seek out. Julia’s Eyes is a prime example of such a film, but having Guillermo Del Toro for a producer doesn’t make this surprising. Released today on Blu-ray and DVD, take a look at our review below.

When Sara (Belen Rueda), a young woman with a degenerative sight condition finally goes blind, her inability to accept her fate seems to lead her to commit suicide in the basement of her house. When her twin sister Julia (also Rueda) discovers her sister’s actions, she cannot believe that suicide was the case instead convinced that she was murdered. Determined to prove that the case is not a simple open and shut verdict of suicide, Julia begins to investigate. With the assistance of her seemingly devoted husband, Isaac (Lluís Homar), she begins to track
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Review: Julia’s Eyes

Julia’S Eyes ***

Stars: Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui, Francesc Orella | Written by Guillem Morales, Oriol Paulo | Directed by Guillem Morales

Spanish language horror has been taken up a notch in recent years with the excellent [Rec] and suitably creepy The Orphanage dragging the average up considerably. Julia’s Eyes is the latest offering to arrive on the scenes and while comparisons with The Orphanage are inevitable (it also features Belén Rueda in the lead role as well as Guillermo Del Toro as producer), it’s not quite up to the same standard.

Rueda plays a woman suffering from a degenerative eye disease. After discovering that her blind twin sister (who has succumbed much earlier to the same disease) has hanged herself in the basement of her apartment supposedly motivated by the failure of a recent eye operation, Julia suspects foul play. Refusing to believe the official ruling of suicide,
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Exclusive UK Quad for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Julia’s Eyes’

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Optimum Releasing have just given us this brand new UK poster for the new Spanish Thriller Julia’s Eyes (or Los ojos de Julia as it was known in Spain). Julia’s Eyes has been produced by the legend that is Guillermo del Toro and is scheduled to hit UK cinemas 20th May. It’s directed by Guillem Morales and stars Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui and Francesc Orella.

Synopsis: Julia (Belén Rueda), a woman suffering from degenerative sight disease, finds her twin sister Sara, who has already gone blind as a result of the same disease, hanged in the basement of her house. In spite of the fact that everything points to suicide, Julia decides to investigate what she intuitively feels is a murder case, entering a dark world that seems to hide a mysterious presence.

You can click the poster below to enlarge. You might have seen
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Full-Length Trailer and Images for Julia’s Eyes

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Collider have posted the first full-length trailer for Julia’s Eyes, alongside a couple of spooky new images.

Written and directed by Guillem Morales, Julia’s Eyes is exec-produced by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark) from a script co-written by Morales and Oriol Paulo.

Julia’s Eyes stars Francesc Orella, Boris Ruiz, Daniel Grao, Clara Segura, Andrea Hermosam, Julia Gutierrez Caba and Belen Rueda.

The full synopsis for the film is below:

Julia’s Eyes centers on Julia, a woman suffering from a degenerative eye disease, who finds her blind twin sister Sara hanged in the basement of her house. Julia decides to investigate what she feels is a murder case, entering a dark world that seems to hide a mysterious presence. As Julia begins to uncover the terrifying truth about her sister’s death, her sight deteriorates, until a series of
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Guillermo del Toro's Horror Movie 'Julia's Eyes' Unleashes Terrifying Trailer

"Julia's Eyes" which is produced by acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is about to come out and its English-subtitled trailer has hit the web. The story of this Spanish film begins as blind woman Sara was found hung in the basement of her house.

Her twin sister Julia, who is suffering a degenerative eye disease, decides to investigate what she feels is a murder case, entering a dark world that seems to hide a mysterious presence. As Julia begins to uncover the terrifying truth about her sister's death, her sight deteriorates further, until a series of unexplained deaths and disappearances cross her path.

Belen Rueda, who stars in Guillermo del Toro-produced film "The Orphanage", once again takes the lead role in "Julia's Eyes". Lluis Homar and Francesc Orella additionally join the cast ensemble of the horror thriller, which is going to play as a Special Presentation at the Toronto
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Guillermo Del Toro Produced Julia's Eyes Trailer Hits

The full-length trailer for Julia's Eyes has made its way online. Directed by Guillem Morales and produced by Guillermo del Toro this moody, new look at this film is not to be missed...

Julia's Eyes Trailer

Julia, a woman suffering from a degenerative eye disease, finds her blind twin sister Sara hanged in the basement of her house. Julia decides to investigate what she feels is a murder case, entering a dark world that seems to hide a mysterious presence. As Julia begins to uncover the terrifying truth about her sister's death, her sight deteriorates, until a series of unexplained deaths and disappearances cross her path.

Julia's Eyes comes to theaters in 2010 and stars Francesc Orella, Boris Ruiz, Daniel Grao, Clara Segura, Andrea Hermosa, Julia Gutiérrez Caba, Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar. The film is directed by Guillem Morales.
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Dark Sky Announces 'Shiver' DVD Release

Dark Sky Films has announced an October 28th DVD release date for their Spanish horror film Shiver, which follows Santi, a bullied teen who suffers from a rare and violent allergy to sunlight. When his condition worsens, he and his mother are forced to move to a remote village in the mountains. His arrival marks the beginning of a series of brutal slayings. Something is alive deep in the shadowy forest. Can a frightened outcast find safety in the darkness or does the ultimate terror wait in the most unexpected place of all? Francesc Orella and Mar Sodupe co-star in this chilling Spanish horror thriller from acclaimed director Isidro Ortiz (Fausto 5.0) and featuring art direction by Pilar Revuelta, Oscar® winner for Pans Labyrinth.
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