El Secreto de sus Ojos (The Secret in their Eyes) already won the Best Foreign Language Oscar, and here I am only now recommending it to you. And I saw it on a plane, which is hardly the cinephile way. Quality issues apart, imagine two hours of reading subtitles on that washy little seatback screen.
But I still loved the movie. Its storytelling and emotional tone won through. Someone once described my own stuff as ‘melancholy mysteries’ and I’m guessing that’s why I connected so well with it.
Yeah, it’s all about me.