We're ending the series with the stunning and hard to find Take My Eyes.
Icíar Bollaín started as an actor and has also directed several challenging and engaging films in the last two decades. Take My Eyes (Te doy mis ojos) is a visceral and poignant portrait of domestic abuse.
Pilar can no longer tolerate her abusive husband and she leaves home, taking only a few possessions and her son, Juan. Seeking solace, Pilar moves into her sister's apartment. However, Juan longs to return to life with his father. But, despite Antonio's promises to seek therapy, Pilar is unsure if her husband is reformed and how to best keep her family together.
This film is a part of our series on Women Film Directors. Memberships are available through the SOPAC box office either in person, online at the SOPAC website, or by phone at (973) 313-2787.