Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed

Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (Spanish: Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados) is a 2013 Spanish comedy-drama film written and directed by David Trueba, and starring Javier Cámara. The film's title comes from a lyric in the song "Strawberry Fields Forever", from the Beatles.

Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Trueba
Written byDavid Trueba
Produced byCristina Huete
CinematographyDaniel Vilar
Edited byMarta Velasco
Music byPat Metheny
Release date
  • 23 September 2013 (2013-09-23) (San Sebastián Film Festival)
  • 31 October 2013 (2013-10-31) (Spain)
Running time
105 minutes

The film won six Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Writing and Best Leading Actor. It was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.[1][2]


It is 1966 in Albacete, an English teacher and die-hard Beatles fan Antonio (played by Javier Cámara) decides to go on a road trip to Almería in the hope of meeting John Lennon, who is shooting How I Won the War there under the direction of Richard Lester. On the way he picks up two hitch-hikers, Juanjo (Francesc Colomer) and Belén (Natalia de Molina), and the unlikely trio follow their dreams and look for their own freedom.



Awards Category Nominated Result
Goya Awards Best Film Won
Best Director David Trueba Won
Best Actor Javier Cámara Won
Best New Actress Natalia de Molina Won
Best Original Screenplay David Trueba Won
Best Original Score Pat Metheny Won
Best Costume Design Lala Huete Nominated
Premios Feroz Best Comedy Nominated
Best Director David Trueba Won
Best Screenplay David Trueba Won
Best Main Actor Javier Cámara Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Natalia de Molina Nominated
Best Original Soundtrack Pat Metheny Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "'Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados' podrá optar a representar a España en los Oscar". Europa Press. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Oscars: Spain Selects 'Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed' for Foreign-Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 September 2014.

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