Gala Film Screening: Take My Eyes (Te Doy Mis Ojos)
||The National Committee for (UNIFEM) Singapore, The Substation Moving Images and the Embassy of Spain are pleased to present a Gala Charity Screening of the multi award-winning Spanish film Te Doy Mis Ojos (Take My Eyes). The event is supported by Golden Village and the Singapore Film Society.
||24 November 2006 (Friday), 7.30pm (cocktail reception), 9pm (film screening)
||Golden Village VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk VivoCity, Levels 2 & 3, Singapore 098585
Tel: 6311 9162
Donation Tickets at $100 and $200
In aid of projects by The National Committee for (UNIFEM) Singapore and The Substation's Moving Images film programme
For Tickets, call UNIFEM Singapore at 6238 6761 or email: email@example.com, or call The Substation (Mondays to Fridays) at: 6337 7535 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Committee for (UNIFEM) Singapore, The Substation Moving Images and the Embassy of Spain are pleased to present a Gala Charity Screening of the multi award-winning Spanish film Te Doy Mis Ojos (Take My Eyes). The event is supported by Golden Village and the Singapore Film Society.
The Gala Film Screening will take place at the new Golden Village Vivo City, (HarbourFront) on 24 November 2006.
The Guests of Honour for the evening will be the Ambassador of Spain, Mr. Francisco Rabena and Mrs Fang Ai Lian, Chairman, Ernst & Young.
Proceeds from the Gala will go towards three causes:
- The Substation Moving Images - a year-round film programme nurturing Singapore and Asian filmmakers, connecting filmmakers regionally, and promoting independent, short and alternative film.
- UNIFEM's (United Nations Development Fund for Women) trafficking project educates children and women in villages in the Greater Mekong Region on the issue of human trafficking.
- A workshop organised by The National Committee for UNIFEM, Singapore for women in shelters in Singapore, to reclaim their self-worth and financial literacy training, and a workshop for Men on Non-Violent Communications and Negotiations.
This event marks the continuing collaboration between National Committee for UNIFEM, Singapore and The Substation, which began in 2004 with the charity screening of Lilja-4-ever, bringing the arts together with a wider social cause.
Winning an astonishing 61 awards, Te Doy Mis Ojos (Take My Eyes), directed by one of Spain's most promising woman directors Iciar Bollain, is a powerful film about reclaiming one's dignity and finding the hero within ourselves to change our lives.
Beautifully shot in Toledo, Spain, the film is about the courage and triumph of an abused woman Pilar, (Laia Marull in an award-winning turn) who escapes from her husband's regular outbursts of violent rage. One winter's night Pilar flees from her house with nothing but a couple of belongings and her son Juan. Realising that Pilar had left him for good, her husband Antonio (powerfully portrayed played by Luis Tosar) goes on a hunt for them. As far as he is concerned, Pilar is his life and had "given him his eyes." Contrary to how she hoped a marriage would be, it becomes clear that home means hell, love means pain and the person who promised protection is actually the cause of terror.
Te Doy Mis Ojos is a strong film boasting vivid performances by its two lead actors, tackling the issue of domestic violence yet without the conventional portrayals of 'victims' and dark endings.