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Cannes Video Day 3: Diego Lerman’s La mirada invisible (The Invisible Eye)

Winner of the Sundance/NHK Int. Filmmakers Award and part of Cannes’ Atelier de la Cinefondation, Diego Lerman’s La mirada invisible works from an extremely sharp screenplay, and much like how the Chilean film Tony Manero symbolically made one point by referencing another, this demonstrates that repression doesn’t achieve the best of results – whether it’s military coup or a young women trying to break free. Photography is crisp and Julieta Zylberberg eventually manages to lasso the viewer onto her side – which is not an easy task with her type of character.

Winner of the Sundance/NHK Int. Filmmakers Award and part of Cannes’ Atelier de la Cinefondation, Diego Lerman’s La mirada invisible works from an extremely sharp screenplay, and much like how the Chilean film Tony Manero symbolically made one point by referencing another, this demonstrates that repression doesn’t achieve the best of results – whether it’s military coup or a young women trying to break free. Photography is crisp and Julieta Zylberberg eventually manages to lasso the viewer onto her side – which is not an easy task with her type of character.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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