Living is Easy with Eyes Closed

This tale, inspired by true events, takes place in 1966. John Lennon heads to Almeria to work on Richard Lester’s anti-war film: How I Won the War. Antonio, an English teacher, decides to set out and meet Lennon. On the way, he meets Belén, who has run away from the murky chains clamped upon her by her family and the social atmosphere reigning in the country. Both run into the 16-year-old Juanjo, who has run away from home. The three share their days and the adventure, as it becomes the expression of a country desperate for a better future in the beautiful and backward Almeria of the 60s.

This film was one of the biggest successes of the Spanish cinema in 2013 and won six Goya awards including Best Picture, Director, Actor and Screenplay.

**The screening of 'Living is Easy with Eyes Closed' on Thursday 8th will be followed by a talk on "Spanish Films and Music", conducted by Mr Bruce Findlay, manager of 'Simple Minds' (on the screening of Thursday 8th only).


"Trueba reconstructs what's left when everything has been forgotten, and it's the great merit of the film that he seems to do this without the least effort, without academic fussiness, and (most importantly) with complete precision." (Luis Martínez: Diario El Mundo)

"Told by David Trueba with artistry, subtlety, feeing, and grace.... Javier Cámara does a splendid job." (Carlos Boyero: Diario El País)

"Confirms David Trueba in his grasp of the feel-good story and the evocation of the past, if not idyllic, then steeped in cheerful melancholy." (Ricardo Aldarondo: Fotogramas)

"A luminous film, full of charisma; an eccentric blend of road movie and roving Western." (Jordi Costa: Diario El País)


  • October 4, 2015 (17.15)
  • October 8, 2015 (10.00)
  • October 10, 2015 (17.45)


  • David Trueba

Main Cast

  • Javier Cámara, Natalia Molina, Francesc Colomer

Release Year

  • 2013