Abre los ojos

Director:   Alejandro Amenábar
Year:   1997
Language:   Spanish with English Subtitles
Time:   117 minutes

This film continues the spring theme of mind and memory with the story of an imprisoned man telling his story, as a flashback, to a psychiatrist. The man, César (played by Eduardo Noriega) was a known womanizer. His best friend was not very successful with women, but brings a beautiful woman (played by Penélope Cruz) to one of César's parties. Big trouble, of course, ensues.

Rated: R.

Post-film discussion led by Dr. Denis Berenschot, Associate Professor of Spanish at Shepherd University


About the director Alejandro Amenábar

About the film career of Penélope Cruz

A selection of reviews of the film