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Gala Film Screening: Take My Eyes (Te Doy Mis Ojos)

What 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.
When 24 November 2006 (Friday), 7.30pm (cocktail reception), 9pm (film screening)
Where Golden Village VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk VivoCity, Levels 2 & 3, Singapore 098585 Tel: 6311 9162
Admission

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: admin@unifemsingapore.org.sg, or call The Substation (Mondays to Fridays) at: 6337 7535 or email: admin@substation.org.sg

 

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:

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.

Film

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.