Spanish with English subtitles

With Javier Cámara, Natalia de Molina, Francesc Colomer

WINNER 6 GOYA AWARDS 2014. “Beatles fans will recognize the title; the words stem from the Beatles song «Strawberry Fields Forever». John Lennon wrote it in 1966, while in southern Spain playing a minor character in Richard Lester’s anti-war movie HOW I WON THE WAR. This forms the backdrop of David Trueba’s film about Antonio, a Spanish schoolteacher who is also an avid Beatles-fan. When he learns that Lennon is filming in Almeria, he sets out to meet him. Along the way he makes friends with Belen, a twenty-year-old girl pregnant girl who is on her way home to her family, and Juanjo, a teenage boy. Lennon’s words take on special significance in a story set in Franco’s Spain.

LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED is a charming roadmovie that manages to convey both the carefree attitude of the period as well as its darker undertone.”

About the Director
David Trueba began his career as a director in 1996 with La buena vida, presented at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. His following films were Obra maestra (2000), Soldados de Salamina (2003), presented in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Festival,Bienvenido a casa (2006), Best Director Award at the Málaga Festival, and the documentary La silla de Fernando (2006). In 2010, he created and directed the TV series ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz?, and in 2011 he wrote and directed Madrid, 1987, which participed in the Official Selection of the Sundance Festival and was screened in Zabaltegi at the San Sebastian Festival.