Julia's Eyes (15)
Starring: Belé* Rueda Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui
Friday 20 May 2011
Guillermo Del Toro is the producer and Hitchcock the primary influence in this supercreepy Spanish horror.
Belé* Rueda plays an astronomist, Julia, who's going blind from a degenerative illness, the same one that induced her twin sister to kill herself. Or did she? Julia believes otherwise, and just as her sight fades she starts to uncover the disquieting possibility that her sister had a stalker. Writer-director Guillem Morales takes some standard tropes – dark corridors, power cuts, lurking silhouettes – and turns them to good advantage. It's about half an hour too long, but the play on blindness and sight is authentically sinister.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Marijuana use by teenagers does not result in a lower IQ or worse exam results, study finds
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough
MOBO Awards 2014: Jess Glynne hits back at 'ridiculous' criticism of nominated white artists
American Horror Story season 4, Fox - review: Silly, sensational and sensitive
The Apprentice 2014: Nurun Ahmed and Lindsay Booth fired in double elimination
MOBO Awards 2014: Sam Smith sweeps the board with four gongs
The Apprentice, episode 3 - review: Lord Sugar hacks away at the deadwood with double elimination
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters