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Movie Review: Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed - 09/27/2013
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www.screendaily.com Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed By Fionnuala Halligan 25 September, 2013 Dir/scr: David Trueba. Spain. 2013. 108mins Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (Vivir es fácil con ojos cerrados) isn’t the catchiest title, but it comes from John Lennon`s enigmatic Strawberry Fields which, like the film, once played is not easily forgotten. David Trueba`s film uses the singer-songwriter’s 1966 visit to Spain, when he shot a film in Almeria, considered leaving The Beatles, and started composing the song, as a backdrop to a tender, comedic, coming-of-age story which bristles with poignant references to the lingering effects of Spain’s dictatorship. David Trueba, younger brother of Oscar-winner and musical producer Fernando, continues to examine Spain’s sensitive past after the Goya-winning  Soldiers of Salamina, set during the Civil War. Thirty years have passed, and Spaniards are living uneasily under Franco’s rule: Living Is Easy’s attractive, pastel period settings and accomplished comedic notes dress a bittersweet sadness which may well see the film into the international art house arena. At home, success seems assured and leading the charge is Javier Camara, in a role which may finally lead Spain`s national treasure into wider recognition overseas. He`s always been a spirited, magnetic presence and a huge draw in Spain with repeat appearances in Almodovar films and the domestic smash Torremolinos 73. Here, as a primary school teacher who is obsess...



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