Films

Blue Eyelids

Director: Ernesto Contreras

Country:  Mexico

Year of Production:  2007

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Synopsis

BLUE EYELIDS (PARPADOS AZULES) is the critically acclaimed account of the developing relationship between two people in the vast metropolis of Mexico City. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, it has earned director Ernesto Contreras a place alongside Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, Babel) and Carlos Reygadas (Japón, Silent Light) as a major new force in world cinema.

Marina (Cecilia Suárez), a shy employee at a local factory, wins an all-expenses-paid holiday for two from her work. Although initially unable to find someone to accompany her, she encounters Victor (Enrique Arreola) in a coffee bar. Her invite prompts a series of dates that are by turns funny and awkward, as Ernesto Contreras skilfully explores the difficulties of finding happiness in the modern world.

With music by Ray Davies and featuring exceptional performances by Suárez and Arreola, BLUE EYELIDS is a subtly nuanced and wonderfully unconventional love story.

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Cast

Starring:  Cecilia Suárez, Enrique Arreola, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Tiare Scanda, Luisa Huertas

Credits

Director: Ernesto Contreras

Writer(s):  Ernesto Contreras

Producers:  Luis Albores, Erika Avila, Ernesto Contrerasci, Sandra Paredes

Editor:  Ernesto Contreras, José Manuel Cravioto

Cinematographer:  Tonatiúh Martínez

Music:  Iñaki Cano

Production Details

Country:  Mexico

Year of Production:  2007

Subtitles: 

  • English

Duration:  98 minutes

Shooting gauge:  35mm

Original aspect ratio:  1.85:1

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Genre(s): 

  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  8th May 2009

DVD Release Date:  24th August 2009

Reviews

GEOFF ANDREW, TIME OUT

"Beautifully acted, imaginatively directed... this funny, touching movie is a treat"

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PETER BRADSHAW, THE GUARDIAN

"impressive... a gem of a film... Cecilia Suarez gives a tremendous performance... blissful... this lovely little film is: a pinsharp cine-poem of romance"

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PETER BRADSHAW, THE GUARDIAN

THE FINANCIAL TIMES

"beautifully acted... hauntingly luminous"

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FILM FOUR

"witty and sparkling... a great-looking wryly told tragicomedy"

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WENDY IDE, THE TIMES

"delightful"

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WENDY IDE, THE TIMES

JASON SOLOMONS, FILM WEEKLY, THE GUARDIAN

"I was hooked"

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JASON SOLOMONS, FILM WEEKLY, THE GUARDIAN

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