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Living is Easy with Eyes Closed

Scooping Spains Goya Awards this year (Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor, New Actress and Original Score), Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed is a funny and touching tale of a road trip powered by heartfelt Beatlemania. Antonio (played brilliantly by Javier Cámara), is a schoolteacher in a small Spanish town. Its 1966. Franco is in power. By the rigid standards of the day the dishevelled, unmarried Antonio is a wild and crazy guy, using the lyrics of Help! to teach English to his students. When Antonio learns that John Lennon is in Spain filming Richard Lesters How I Won the War, he sets out to meet his hero. En route he picks up  or temporarily adopts  two runaways: Juanjo, a 16-year-old boy who is fleeing his Franco-loving father, and Belén, 20 years old, single and pregnant, reluctantly heading home to her mother. The story is based on the true story of a schoolteacher who couldnt make out all the lyrics on Revolver and travelled to Almería to ask Lennon to write them down. This lovely imagining of his quest has an affecting backbeat: in this sun-baked land of enforced social conformity, pop euphoria offers a tantalising taste of freedom.

Year: 2013
Genre: Comedy, Spanish & Portuguese Cinema, Film Festivals 2014
Country: Spain
Director: David Trueba
Starring: Javier Camara, Natalia de Molina, Francesc Colomer, Jorge Sanz
Duration: 108 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains sex scenes and offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
7.1/10
Location in store: Foreign (Spain)

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