UK's Optimum Releasing Focuses on Julia's Eyes
The latest Spanish terror tale from producer Guillermo del Toro has caused quite a stir in Berlin at the European Film Market and as a result has landed itself some UK distro.
According to Variety Barcelona mini-major DeAPlaneta has sold the Focus Features Intl. co-produced Julia's Eyes to Will Clarke's Optimum Releasing in the U.K.
Julia's Eyes is directed by Guillem Morales, who co-write the screenplay along with Oriol Paulo. It is produced by Rodar's Joaquin Padro and Mar Targarona and co-financed by Focus Features Intl. Belen Rueda (The Orphanage) and Lluis Homar (Broken Embraces) are starring in the film, which tells the story of a woman slowly going blind as she investigates the mysterious death of her twin sister.
The film is shot from Julia's POV, so the scare tactics will include panic attacks as her sight fails. Says [producer] Padro, "The thriller's an excuse to talk about a woman who overcomes her limitations; it's a journey of self-discovery."
Check out the first stills and a bit of small teaser art below.
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