Two women in a hammock; a kiss, a caress. But this seemingly serene happiness hides a darker subtext. They've been together a long time; one of them is now incurably ill, and is refusing further treatment. They have moved into a small house in the woods to be closer to one another while death waits to strike.

As we have come to expect from this director, whose El cielo, la tierra y lalluvia (2008) and Verano (2011), among others, also screened in Rotterdam, the focus here is mainly on the depiction of an inner process. In the midst of nature, the faces of the characters, their looks, touches or a moment of anger or sorrow often say more than the sparing dialogue. Sober, intimate realism which takes on an almost magical dimension through poetic moments and exceptionally presented memories. Love, tragedy, life.

International title
Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes
Filmmaker
José Luis Torres Leiva
Country
Chile, Germany, Argentina
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
89’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Catalina Vergara, Paulo Roberto de Carvalho, Constanza Sanz Palacios
Production Company
Globo Rojo Films, Autentika Films, Constanza Sanz Palacios Films
Sales
Compañia de Cine
Writer
José Luis Torres Leiva, José Luis Torres Leiva
Cinematography
Cristian Soto
Editor
Andrea Chignoli, José Luis Torres Leiva
Production Design
Catalina Devia
Sound Design
Claudio Vargas
Cast
Amparo Noguera, Julieta Figueroa