World Films at the Library
Featuring on Thursday, June 6, at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina)
The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos), 2009 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, is part cold-case mystery, part long-lost love story, and part thriller, set both in the present and in 1970s Argentina under the tight control of its infamous military dictatorship. Director Juan José Campanella manages to tread easily across these genres with a story that's gripping and compelling--and full of a growing sense of dread. Benjamin, a policeman who gets pulled into investigating a decades-old crime and becomes drawn in, almost against his will, as layers of information about a missing (murdered?) girl slowly come to light. As Benjamin investigates, he runs into a woman for whom he has long carried a torch, an ambitious judge who had also at one point been involved in adjudicating the old crime. The chemistry between Benjamin and Irene and the pull between the old colleagues becomes palpable. But also palpable is the hold that this unsolved crime has over Benjamin--a creepy borderline obsession that is reminiscent of the American film noir classic Laura.
Amazing cinematography and flashbacks to the era of the crime--set against the backdrop of the military dictatorship--add extra depth to what is a truly original story, told in layers with great intelligence. Fans of great mysteries and dramas--and of lost love that may again be found--will not want to miss The Secret in Their Eyes.
In Spanish with English subtitles
Runtime: 129 minutes
Unless otherwise notified, OPL shows films on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. All films in the series are free of charge.
While we will continue to show films from Film Movement, a distributor of award-winning foreign and independent films, we are also excited to now be able to select and present a wider variety of titles with an emphasis on motion pictures that have not been exhibited at local theaters. Film programs at the library will now include, but not be limited to, current first run features, independent films, film classics, world films and documentaries. Our goal is to provide the community with an opportunity to view motion pictures from many different genres and cultures and to enhance awareness and understanding of the art of film.
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