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
Mar 27, 2007 Wide
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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.
A semidrama always on the verge of reaching for laughs, but never grasping them.
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.
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.
The intelligent script and skilful central performances make for a gently compelling romance.
A beautifully made film about two people with no ability to relate to each other, attempting to do just that.
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.
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.
Ernesto Contreras' slow and subtle study of abject loneliness is a curious affair.
Their awkwardness with each other speaks far more eloquent emotional truths than the lazy formula of the Hollywood rom-com.
A predictable romcom ending would be too upbeat for this bleak riff on loneliness and the delusions of fantasy.
Beautifully acted by Enrique Arreola and Cecilia Suárez, an actress both withdrawn and hauntingly luminous.
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.
Enjoyably offbeat Mexican comedy-drama with an original, consistently surprising script and great performances from its two leads.
Blue Eyelids reveals itself to be a far more melancholic, absorbing and insightful film about loneliness.
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