Living is easy with eyes closed

Living is easy with eyes closed

DVD - 2015 | Spanish
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Spain, 1966: Antonio is a teacher and a Beatles fan, facets he combines by getting his pupils to recite the lyrics from Help in English class. When he learns that his idol John Lennon is making a film in Almeria, he resolves to meet him. On the journey he picks up two young runaways: Bethlehem, a pregnant girl fleeing a convent, and Juanjo, a boy escaping a dictatorial father.
Publisher: [Culver City, CA] : Strand Releasing Home Entertainment, [2015]
Branch Call Number: Feature
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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Feb 27, 2018

A satisfying combination of nostalgia, social realism, and optimism from one international generation to the next, never stepping into sensationalism or sentimentalism. Well acted by both young & old.

Apr 24, 2017

A sweet gentle movie is the perfect description. A bit quirky but lots to say about young love and the sadness of getting old alone.

Apr 21, 2017

A sweet, gentle movie - a rarity these days - definitely a good watch & time well spent.

Apr 03, 2017

A keeper for sure. Sweet, funny and wise.

Feb 10, 2017

A bit slow getting started, but patience will be rewarded by wonderful characters, dialogue, and scenery.
Some historical background: the film takes place in 1966, just after Franco's death in Nov. 1965, leaving a newly-reinstated monarchy. John Lennon was in Spain, playing a small role in a black comedy, How I Won the War; while Lennon was there he wrote Strawberry Fields Forever, and the Spanish teacher still has that notebook with Lennon's corrections. You can read more here:

Dec 06, 2016

Charming movie about a teacher with dreams and a big heart in Franco's time.

Jun 16, 2016

A sweet, gentle film about a middle aged teacher on a road trip to meet John Lennon and the two teenage hitchhikers he picks up along the way. If you enjoy this film, I also recommend the British film Heartlands starring Michael Sheen.

wolf7 Apr 20, 2016

One of the more pointless movies I've seen in a while.

WVMLlibrarianCathy Jan 05, 2016

A charming road trip movie, which interesting characters & beautiful countryside.

Dec 30, 2015

A Spanish school-teacher dreams of meeting Beatle John Lennon who is making a film in a rural area of Spain. On the way, he gives a ride to two different strangers that are running away from their problems. This is just a delightful film of delightful characters and you hate to have to say goodbye to them at the end of the film.

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