Slow stares and solemn silence fill Blue Eyelids, showing on cable on demand now. This Mexican film tells the story of Marina (Cecilia Suárez) who works at a uniform shop. Her life changes when a tiny bird (yes) picks her name from a box and she wins a holiday to a beach paradise.
Having fallen out of touch with her old friends Marina looks around for someone to take with her, then Victor (Enrique Arreola) turns up from her past and she chooses him. Their tale is framed by the owner of the uniform company meditating freedoms and reflecting on her own life. With a magical fragile park scene and a cruel twist, Blue Eyelids is spare and beautiful. Chef’s Kiss!