When: Fri Feb 4, 2011
7.30pm for 8pm
With THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES, Argentinean writer—director—editor Juan Jose Campanella has created a multi—layered and poignant thriller interweaving the personal lives of a state prosecution investigator and a judge, with a manhunt spanning twenty—five years. Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamin (Ricardo Darin), decides to write a novel based on a twenty—five year old unresolved rape and murder case, which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene (Soledad Villamil), the beautiful judge and former colleague he has secretly been in love with for years, Benjamin’s initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks, as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamin’s search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last.
"This spellbinder will sneak up and floor you. It's that good. A supremely intelligent and deeply touching thriller. Thunderously exciting!"
-Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
"Powerfully and richly imagines: A genre-busting movie. A finely wrought, labyrinthine entertainment whose corners and passageways will be discussed by moviegoers for hours afterward."
-David Denby, THE NEW YORKER
"The unsolved murder of a young woman is the root of this haunting, beautifully calibrated Oscar winner from Argentina"
-Betsy Sharkey, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES