Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos

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Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos

Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes

José Luis Torres Leiva
Chile/Argentinien/D, 2019
Features, 93min, OmeU

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Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos

José Luis Torres Leiva
Chile/Argentinien/D, 2019
Features, 93min, OmeU

Mon
28
Oct
13:30
Urania
Wed
06
Nov
16:30
Metro, Historischer Saal
Cast: 
Amparo Noguera
Ana
Julieta Figueroa
Maria
Nona Fernández
Naldy Hernández
Belén Herrera
Screenplay: 
José Luis Torres Leiva
Sound: 
Claudio Vargas
Nahuel Palenque
Camera: 
Christian Soto
Editor: 
Andrea Chignoli
José Luis Torres Leiva

Production: 
Globo Rojo Films
Constanza Sanz Films
Autentika Films
World Sales: 
Compañía de Cine
Format: 
DCP
Color

Ana and María have been a couple for decades, it’s never stated, but it doesn’t have to be, you see it in how their bodies fit together, the way they look at each other, their sense of ease. It’s never stated what disease María has been diagnosed with either, but it doesn’t have to be, you see it in Ana’s eyes and her own ones as well, you hear it in her voice, in the words she speaks in the garden, “they’ve come, they invade the blood, they smell like feathers, like scarcity, like tears.” Its progression is inexorable, but there’s little talk of that too, little talk in general in fact, as the apartment is packed up and the couple move to the house in the country, it’s more about faces, gazes, touches and tenderness, silences and shifts in light, with only the occasional outburst along the way. There’s still time enough for stories to be told and they appear on screen when they are, although the characters speak with the voices of Ana or María, other couplings whose fates don’t so much mirror theirs as suggest commonalities, feelings or yearnings that could belong to past or future, to their relationship or others. The way it happens is different, but the result is the same, just as all-consuming, just as brutal: one moment you are together, the next you are not.
(James Lattimer)

 

José Luis Torres Leiva: OBRERAS SALIENDO DE LA FÁBRICA (2005), NINGÚN LUGAR EN NINGUNA PARTE (2005), EL TIEMPO QUE SE QUEDA (2007), EL CIELO, LA TIERRA, Y LA LLUVIA (2008), TRES SEMANAS DESPUÉS (2010), VERANO (2011), VER Y ESCUCHAR (2013), 11 HABITACIONES EN ANTÁRTICA (2013), EL VIENTO SABE QUE VUELVO A CASA (2016), CONTRA TODOS LOS MALES DEL MUNDO (2017), EL SUEÑO DE ANA (2017), SOBRE COSAS QUE ME HAN PASADO (2018).