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Párpados Azules (Blue Eyelids) (2007)


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A woman invites a total stranger to join her on a vacation to a remote paradise in this romantic drama from director Ernesto Contreras. Marina has won a trip to Playa Salamandra, but the sad fact remains that the disheartened prizewinner has no one with whom to share her good fortune. Feeling that it would be better to explore paradise in the company of a stranger that with no one at all, Marina invites an unfamiliar man named Victor to accompany her on the upcoming trip. In the days that follow

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Ably mounted and shot, 'Blue Eyelids' is a welcome cliché-free zone, often touching and occasionally very funny, played out in a minor register suitable for the lives it describes.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out
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A semidrama always on the verge of reaching for laughs, but never grasping them.

May 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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There have been countless films about ordinary, lonely people finding love, but few of them can have had characters quite as unassertive and nondescript as the couple featured in this Mexican comic drama.

May 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK)
Sunday Times (UK)

There are touching moments, a developing tenderness, some shuffling truths here and there, but not enough to make these marginal figures demand the attention the film's director thinks they deserve.

May 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

The intelligent script and skilful central performances make for a gently compelling romance.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

A beautifully made film about two people with no ability to relate to each other, attempting to do just that.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4

Not an awful lot happens but the acting is first-rate, if low-key, and the choice of Ray Davies's This Strange Effect as a recurring motif on the soundtrack brings a melancholy sweetness to the story.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

Ernesto Contreras's debut feature finds its own kind of heightened, dreamy realism, a kind that skirts the frontier of reverie and hallucination in one direction, and that of gloomy disillusion in another.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Guardian

Ernesto Contreras' slow and subtle study of abject loneliness is a curious affair.

May 8, 2009
Little White Lies

Their awkwardness with each other speaks far more eloquent emotional truths than the lazy formula of the Hollywood rom-com.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

A predictable romcom ending would be too upbeat for this bleak riff on loneliness and the delusions of fantasy.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Beautifully acted by Enrique Arreola and Cecilia Suárez, an actress both withdrawn and hauntingly luminous.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Financial Times
Financial Times

Their awkward struggle to overcome shyness and take a chance on love becomes the basis of a gently life-affirming tale of loneliness and longing.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

Enjoyably offbeat Mexican comedy-drama with an original, consistently surprising script and great performances from its two leads.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

Blue Eyelids reveals itself to be a far more melancholic, absorbing and insightful film about loneliness.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Scotsman

The will they/won't they nature of the romance - as different in essence to your average Hollywood hug-in as chalk from chihuahuas - is beguiling for those who can cope without the usual romcom signposts.

June 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Párpados Azules (Blue Eyelids)

Mexican romantic comedy about two quiet lonely boring people who decide to date to fill the void. Horribly realistic and pretty entertaining too ... if you've ever been on a date for any other reason than actually liking the person, you'll empathize with the awkwardness of having absolutely nothing to talk about.
February 13, 2010
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An off-beat romantic comedy, if you dare to laugh. The film is supported entirely by it's two lead actors, so you can either love it or hate it depending on how much you let yourself be carried away by them.
May 25, 2008
Quinto Wallight

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