On Wednesday 23rd May, 7.30pm, Shetland Arts will be screening Julia’s Eyes (Los Ojos De Julia) as part of its Film Wednesday season.
Film Wednesdays are an opportunity to see some of the best in independent and world cinema, and this intense psychological thriller, directed by Guillem Morales, stars Belen Rueda as the eponymous heroine, a woman suffering from progressive sight loss worsened by emotional trauma.Compelled to uncover the truth behind the alleged suicide of a similarly afflicted sister, Julia retraces her twin's footsteps to discover the faceless spectre of a mysterious man lurking always at the periphery of her vision. As she does so, she finds herself in terrible danger.
According to critic Mark Kermode, who greatly admires the film: “As the darkness of her condition closes in, Julia's mental state starts to collapse. Morales does an effective job of letting us see the world through Julia's eyes, the camera lens occluding as her vision fails, but it is Rueda who convinces us that such dramatic devices are real….her pitch-perfect performance simply never misses a beat.”
Julia’s Eyes has a 15 certificate and is subtitled. Tickets are available from Shetland Box Office at Islesburgh Community Centre, 01595 745555.