In search of reality through dreams: Alejandro Amenábar's Abre los ojos


  • Marina Martín


Contrary to those who view filmmaking as a major source of entertainment or as a profitable industry, Alejandro Amenábar commits himself to portraying cinematography as one of the most authentic and compelling art expressions. Born in Santiago de Chile in 1972 and living in Spain -his mother's native land- since 1973, his entire family moved to Madrid weeks before Augusto Pinochet took over on September 11. Up to the present, this young director, led by a deep-rooted fascination, has successfully entered in the most intricate endeavors of filmmaking with passion, lucidity and rigor.