Toronto Video Interview: Julia's Eyes Director Guillem Morales
by Alex Billington
September 22, 2010
As a follow-up to my interview with producer/mentor Guillermo del Toro yesterday, I have an interview with the actual writer and director of Julia's Eyes - Spanish filmmaker Guillem Morales. Morales is the guy who came up with the unique concept that eventually got del Toro on-board to produce, as you heard in his interview. This time I talked with Morales about that idea, how he worked with del Toro, and what it was like to shoot the film this way, as it's what makes it so original. It's as fascinating & entertaining as my chat with GdT, so I hope you watch this video as well, even if you're not too familiar with Julia's Eyes yet. Enjoy!
Watch my interview from Toronto with Julia's Eyes director Guillem Morales:
Julia's Eyes (watch an early trailer here) was written/directed by Guillem Morales, produced by Guillermo del Toro (watch his interview here) and stars actress Belén Rueda (also from The Orphanage). The film is a incredibly well-done thriller about a woman with a degenerative illness that causes her to go blind, but she is menaced by a creepy villain. There's a lot more to it than that and there are some brilliant visual moments in it, which I discussed briefly with Guillem and Guillermo (but it's a bit vague because I don't want to ruin that part of the movie). This is my second follow-up after the Guillermo del Toro interview on Julia's Eyes.
Julia's Eyes doesn't have a US distributor yet, but it premiered at TIFF to fairly good reviews. Stay tuned!