Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Living is Easy With Eyes Closed | Spanish Film Festival 2014 | Around Australia

I like surprises. I was impressed with the Spanish Film Festival’s sensational opening night film, Living is Easy With Eyes Closed. It’s a comedy, drama and generally a feel good flick that will have you engaged and laughing throughout the film and leaves you with ‘is it already over already?’ feeling. The title Living is Easy With Eyes Closed is from John Lennon’s song Strawberry Fields and yes the film has something to do with The Beatles’ John Lennon.

It’s about three people with their own personal problems, needs and desires, whose paths cross and they go on a road trip across the stunning backdrop of country and coastal Spain, where they learn about each other, help one another, and learn about themselves.

There is good character development in the three main characters leaving you wanting to know what happens next, when you’re not chuckling at their predicament. It’s not all laughs though, and there 
are some serious themes and issues relating to family and culture that will tug at your heartstrings. The acting performances of the entire cast are outstanding. I would not say one stood out over another.

The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Thumbs up from me - one of the best films I have seen this year. Living is Easy With Eyes Closed is a treat. Go and see it – you’ll love it.

Starts 29 April in Sydney at Palace Norton Street, Leichardt
Check out the
Spanish Film Festival 2014 website for other screening times in Sydney and around Australia.

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