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LIVING IS EASY 1ST May 2015

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Gerringong Pics and Flicks  presents: Living Is Easy (With Eyes Closed) Director and Screenplay : David Trueba
Music: Pat Metheny
Producer: Cristina Huete
Cast: Javier Camara, Natalia de Molina, Francesc Colomer
Classification: M
Duration: 108 mins
Country: Spain

Language: Spanish
Review by David Stratton
In 1966, Antonio, Javier Camara, who teaches English at a school in a small town in La Mancha, is obsessed with The Beatles, to the point that he has his class recite the lyrics from "Help!" in English. When he learns that John Lennon is making a Richard Lester film, HOW I WON THE WAR, in Almeria, in the south of the country, he decides to go there to try to meet him. Along the way he picks up a couple of runaways - three months pregnant Belen, Natalia de Molina, who has left a home for unmarried mothers, and Juanjo, Francese Colomer, who has left home after a fight with his policeman father over his long hair.
This terrifically enjoyable film takes its title from the lyrics …