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Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes) is a drama/romance directed by Iciar Bollain and jointly written by Iciar Bollain and Alicia Luna. The film stars Laia Marull, and Luis Tosar, and is about a woman who suffers abuse from a husband whom she still dearly loves.
The beginning of the film says it all: Pilar (Marull) scrambling about her apartment, waking her son from his sleep, with her hand trembling and grabbing anything she could in a short amount of time. When trying to hail a cab was not successful, she and her son took a bus. It was not until she made it to her sister Ana’s (Candela Pena) house; she breaks into tears—she was still in her house shoes. The next day, her sister goes to the apartment to retrieve some of their clothes and sees medical notices of injuries Pilar had suffered. When »
Actress and filmmaker Iciar Bollain has had a stellar career in her native Spain, directing powerful dramas such as Hi, are you alone? (1995) Flowers from Another World (1999), and her crowning opus, Te Doy Mis Ojos (2003), which won seven Goya awards including Best Picture. She returns with Even the Rain, a drama about colonialism in both the past and present. Filmmakers (led by Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar) head with their crew to a small town in Bolivia to make a movie about the Spanish conquest of Americas. The indigenous townspeople are chosen as extras not only because they look right, but also because they can be used as cheap labor. While this unconscious brand of colonialism is taking place, protests based on the real-life Cochabamba protests in 2000, where the government privatized water, threaten to put the town and the filmmakers in serious danger, and the filmmakers question their own »
2 items from 2011
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