Tuesday, January 8, 2013
This film, The Invisible Eye, is a stunning piece of work. It's powerful, taut, and almost impossible to look away from. Julieta Zylberberg as the teacher who is torn between doing her duty to the school, and by extension to the military rulers, and to the boy she imagines she's in love with is fantastic. She closed but yearning, shut but open. She's in most every scene and she's a marvel.
This period of time in South American history, when the USA and the CIA was backing right wing military coups in most all the countries down there in order to impose Milton Friedman style free market style economic systems, is fascinating to me. I'm fascinated by how people lived their lives when so much awful shit was going down around them, so it's no wonder I found this film to be so good. I highly recommend it.