The Secret in their Eyes

Time:

  • 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • June 11, 2010

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
  • 815 E. Olive Avenue

Synopsis

Benjamin Esposito, a career long criminal court employee, has recently retired and decides to write a novel. He does not decide to make up a story. There is no need to. He can draw on his own past for a true and tragic story. In 1974, his court was assigned an investigation into the rape and murder of a beautiful young woman. The search for the murderer is arduous. No clues remain at the scene and Esposito must rely on his own instincts. No longer an observer, he becomes an unwilling central character in a dangerous drama. As he moves forward, Esposito begins to see that it is now too late to stop. Telling the story becomes a narrow, winding path in justifying his own life and facing up to the woman who he’s been in love with for 30 years.

Directed by Juan José Campanella
Argentina/Spain, 2010, 35mm
127 minutes, Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

Reviews

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
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
The unsolved murder of a young woman is the root of this haunting, beautifully calibrated Oscar winner from Argentina.
Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
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
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
The unsolved murder of a young woman is the root of this haunting, beautifully calibrated Oscar winner from Argentina.
Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.