WHAT THE EYE DOESN’T SEE (Francisco J. Lombardi, 2003)

The Peruvian film Ojos que no ven (What the Eye Doesn’t See), directed by Francisco J. Lombardi, is about the Fujimori-Montesinos scandal, and watching it I learned a lot about Peruvian politics and recent history, but there’s nothing formally to recommend the film. It tells various parallel stories, cutting across different classes, to compose a portrait of a society in turmoil. Some of it is melodramatic, even soap operatic, artificially exciting. I struggled to get through it. (But the film is highly regarded by others.)

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