Starring Belén Rueda (The Body), this Spanish language film tells the story of Julia, a woman with a degenerative eye condition that will eventually leave her blind. The film opens following the (suspicious) death of her sister Sara, who suffered the same condition. As Julia’s eyesight worsens, she tries to unravel the truth about her sister’s death, before it’s too late.
Julia’s Eyes only scored 6.6 on IMDB, and the message boards are full of scathing comments and there’s even one entitled simply “Walked out”. What the hell?! Now, I know I watch a lot of crap films (as anyone who’s been here before will also know), and this is not a crap film. Yes, there are a lot of plot holes. Yes, the lead character can be pretty stupid. Yes, the actual ‘mystery’ is pretty predictable which is a shame, because it had a lot of potential. But…BUT…!
It’s an interesting premise, the performances are good (much better than many in mainstream Hollywood movies), it’s stylishly shot and it looks good. It’s flawed but worth watching if you like thrillers.
Spanish with English subtitles.