Living is Easy with Eyes Closed

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed

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.

2013Rating: M, Sex scenes and offensive language105 minsSpainSpanish with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
90%
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Reviews & comments

A charming and true story that reminds of of the 60's in many ways.

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.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

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Ultimately good-hearted and gracefully handled enough to transcend the leisurely slightness of its material.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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It's a project that could easily be weighed down with nostalgia or over-determination, but there's a generosity and humour about the performances and the direction that keep the film light and buoyant.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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A tender, comedic, coming-of-age story which bristles with poignant references to the lingering effects of Spain’s dictatorship.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Remarkably, the film manages to take on political import while telling a charming, whimsical story of three people who set out to meet Lennon on location.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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The central performances overcome the conventional material to offer relatable characters on a universal quest, with the always excellent Camara a perfect guide through pleasant territory.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Ultimately good-hearted and gracefully handled enough to transcend the leisurely slightness of its material.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's a project that could easily be weighed down with nostalgia or over-determination, but there's a generosity and humour about the performances and the direction that keep the film light and buoyant.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A tender, comedic, coming-of-age story which bristles with poignant references to the lingering effects of Spain’s dictatorship.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Remarkably, the film manages to take on political import while telling a charming, whimsical story of three people who set out to meet Lennon on location.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The central performances overcome the conventional material to offer relatable characters on a universal quest, with the always excellent Camara a perfect guide through pleasant territory.

0

A charming and true story that reminds of of the 60's in many ways.

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.

4.0
0