|Tags: Belén Rueda, Cha Cha Cha, Focus Features Intl., FOREIGN FILMS, Guillem Morales, Guillermo del Toro, julia's eyes, Lluis Homar Oriol Paulo, MISC, Rodar y Rodar, spanish|
Julia returns to Bellevue with her husband to visit her sister Sarah, who is near blind due to a degenerative illness for which she has unsuccessfully undergone surgery. When they arrive, Julia finds that Sarah has taken her own life and none of her mysterious neighbors seem to be all that surprised.
Julia has to confront not only the loss of her sister, but also the loss of all hope halting her own impending blindness, as she suffers from the same illness and would appear to be destined for the same end as her sister.
- IFC Films will distribute the movie in the US via a limited theatrical run before getting an on-demand release shortly after.
- Originally set to begin filming in early 2008.
- Budgeted around $7.2 million USD.
- Guillermo del Toro and Barcelona's Rodar y Rodar worked previously on The Orphanage.
- Guillermo del Toro produces via his Cha Cha Cha label.
- It's said that the film will be shot from Julia's POV, so the scare tactics include panic attacks as her sight fails.
- Exterior shots will be on location in other countries, while interior shots will be in Barcelona.
- Director Guillem Morales also wrote the script.
- Produced by Spanish production company Rodar y Rodar.
6/10 | Click here to read the official review from a UHM staff member.
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