Te doy mis ojos was shot in 2003 in Spain. The director is Iciar Bolain. The protagonists are Pilar, played by Laia Marull, and her violent husband, Antonio aka Luis Tosar.
A CRUCIAL ISSUE
Aggressiveness is the main cause of death and invalidity for women between 15-44. “Take my eyes" is focused on this. Pilar and Antonio are surrounded by people who are involved in their dramatic story. A mother who justifies the situation, a sister who doesn't understand deeply and a son who sees everything and doesn't say anything. Their relationship is a mixture of love, fear, dominance.
Pilar escapes with her son from her own house. It's night and she seeks refuge at her sister’s, Ana. Pilar is an abused woman, terrorised by the anger and brutality of her husband. She doesn't stay at her sister's home long but enough to realize that there is a possibility to change her life, to find job and live her life freely.
She goes back to Antonio, who started a cause of care by a psychologist to control himself, hoping to return to live with the woman he loves. The house of the couple is a hell where love and pain are the same thing. Pilar is a woman who doesn't see anymore and doesn't know anything about herself.
The end of the film (we are not going to tell you) is not a cliche. Ana opens her sister’s eyes. Pilar is finally free, free to be whoever she wants to be.
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
On 25 November we saw this film at school. It was a special day in whiche the world said NO to violence against women. The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical .... and mental consequences for women and girls.
"For all the violence imposed on her
for all the humiliation she has suffered
for the body that you have exploited
for the intelligence that you have condemned her
for the ignorance that made you leave her
for the freedom you have denied her
for the mouth you shut and for the wings you ..
stand gentleman now in front of a woman"
LUCREZIA B. & GIORGIA