Take My Eyes
Beginning as an edge-of-your-seat noir thriller, a terrified Pilar hastily flees in the middle of the night with her young son as if her life depends on it. Reaching her sister Ana's house, Pilar breaks down in turmoil. Banging on Ana's front door is Pilar's husband, Antonio, who in a fit of rage screams for Pilar to return home. But Pilar holds tight. With Ana's support, Pilar is determined to save herself from Antonio's rage. Settling in with Ana, Pilar begins a new career, and finds a greater sense of self. Yet the very passionate Antonio is far from a one-dimensional brute, and the bond between Pilar and Antonio is deep - tangling together love, eroticism, and submissiveness. Their relationship has always been a potent mix of love and anger. Deeply in love, Pilar is persuaded to return to him, generating tremendous empathy and suspense as the couple struggles to rebuild their relationship. But there are no simple answers in this piercing multifaceted work. Take My Eyes tackles the difficult subject of domestic violence, broadening its cautionary tale with humor, lyricism, and a shattered love story.