Alejandro Amenabar, Abre Los Ojos/ Open Your Eyes, 1997

Alejandro Amenábar’s labyrinthine film, famously remade into the Hollywood blockbuster Vanilla Sky, starring Tom Cruise, is a moving tale about the nature of memory and identity. Like the remake, it co-stars Penelope Cruz, and tells the story of a rich playboy whose life takes an unexpected turn for the worse when an ex-girlfriend tries to kill him by crashing the car they’re driving. He survives, horribly disfigured, and with a memory so unreliable that he starts to lose the sense of what reality is.

Spain, 1997, Cert 15, 117mins

Abre Los Ojos / Open Your Eyes
Dir. Alejandro Amenabar


Sun 5 March 2006, 8pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG