Living is Easy with Eyes Closed(Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados)
Spanish coming-of-age/road trip film set in 1966 following a high school teacher who drives to Almeria where he hopes to meet his idol, John Lennon. On the journey, he picks up two young runaways. Winner of six Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars) in 2014 including Best Film, Best Director and Best Leading Actor. The film's title, of course, comes from The Beatles' Strawberry Fields Forever.
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BY Adam Fresco Flicks Writer
The title refers to the opening line of The Beatles’ song, Strawberry Fields, and the movie follows a Spanish schoolteacher on a road trip across Spain to meet John Lennon in 1966. Director David Trueba’s tale, inspired by a true story, is an entertaining ride, filled with eccentric characters and some wonderfully comic turns from a talented cast.... More
It constantly reminded me, in a good way, of Alfonso Cuarón’s road trip movie of adolescence, Y Tu Mamá También – with its optimism, playfulness and nostalgic reminiscences of youth. Set against the harsh backdrop of Franco’s repressive rule, the story and characters shine in a tale celebrating individual rebellion and intellectual freedom.Hide
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Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
BY Brian1 superstar
We are reminded of the years of Spanish dictatorship, the music that was and the pressures, and joys, of 60's youth. Not high on power or adrenalyn, but on aspects of life as it was then.