LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED
VIVIR ES FÁCIL CON LOS OJOS CERRADOS
2013, Outsider Pictures, 108 min, Spain, Dir: David Trueba

This charming road movie, inspired by actual incidents, earned six Goya Awards, including Best Film and two for writer-director David Trueba. In 1966, teacher and Beatles fan Antonio (a superb Javier Camara) learns that John Lennon is filming HOW I WON THE WAR in Almeria, Spain, and sets off to meet his hero, joined by a pair of young runaways. In Spanish with English subtitles.


TENDERNESS
LA TENDRESSE
2013, Cinéart, 78 min, Belgium/France/Germany, Dir: Marion Hänsel

This keenly observed road movie from writer-director Marion Hänsel is filled with both humor and humanity. When a ski instructor has an accident in the Alps, his long-divorced parents (Marilyne Canto and Olivier Gourmet) reunite for a couple of days to bring him home to Brussels. In French with English subtitles.


TWO FOR THE ROAD
1967, 20th Century Fox, 111 min, USA, Dir: Stanley Donen

Stanley Donen and screenwriter Frederic Raphael relate the ups and downs of a marriage via vignettes that goes back and forth in time, focusing on various road trips through Europe, at different stages of a relationship in this ultra-60s, offbeat romantic comedy. In career highlight performances, Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn are a husband and wife who can't stand each other, yet can't stand to be apart. With mod fashions by Mary Quandt and Paco Rabonne among other hip designers of the day.


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