As soon as I saw that Guillermo del Toro was attached somehow to this project I knew that it’s going to be good. He produced this movie and Guillem Morales (The Uncertain Guest) wrote and directed it with a very noticeable European vibe. So do not expect another Pan’s Labyrinth but something with a similar atmosphere and excellent story. The overwhelming suspense and mysterious story keep this movie very exciting, but I did not like the exaggerated love story. It dulled the edge of the main storyline and I think that it added a bit of mainstream slime to the atmosphere. The main actress Belén Rueda (The Orphanage) looked really hot, and she was a perfect choice for this role. But the story here is the main ingredient and it is so rare to see something original (well, at least to some extent) and unique like the story told in Julia`s Eyes.

Julia and Sara are twin sisters who suffer from rare degenerative disease that destroys their eyesight. Sara is the first one who loses her eyes to this disease and is forced to live in darkness relying on others to help her. When she supposedly commits suicide, her sister Julia will suspect that something is wrong. She embarks on journey to find out what actually happened to her sister, with the help of her reluctant husband. Rapidly losing eyesight, Julia is in a time race to find out the truth before it is too late. Excellent atmosphere, phenomenal directing and good acting are things that you notice immediately, and with a original story this movie is something that you must check out. Enjoy…

Director: Guillem Morales

Cast: Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui,  Francesc Orella, Daniel Grao

Fun Facts: Guillermo del Toro worked a second time as producer for a Spanish genre production

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1512685/

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