Layers of Looking in Great Poster for Nacho Vigalondo’s “OPEN WINDOWS”


A new film from Nacho Vigalondo is an exciting prospect. In his first two features—TIMECRIMES and EXTRATERRESTRIAL—he’s proved himself a varied, thrilling and heady filmmaker. If the layered, confrontational and immediately striking poster for his new Elijah Wood-starring thriller is any indication, OPEN WINDOWS follows the same trajectory.

OPEN WINDOWS seems a film about watching, or our predilection to. In it, Elijah Wood stars as a man who’s won a dinner date with his favorite actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey). Unfortunately, she’s cancelled. Some guy named Chord explains it’s Jill’s fault: she’s a high-maintenance diva, and everybody hates her guts. Chord says he can make up for it. He offers Nick the tools to spy on Jill from his computer for the rest of the night, in a way that no fan could dare dream of. The terrible truth begins to reveal itself. It looks like Chord has set up the whole situation, with Nick playing a part in a much bigger plan…

Assuming that’s Chord in the leathery, Eurosleaze getup, the OPEN WINDOWS one-sheet would indicate the viewer fixes into this as well. Whatever the implication, the layers of looking here make for one ominous gaze at poster art.

OPEN WINDOWS premieres Monday, March 10 at 9 p.m. at the Alamo Ritz as part of SXSW. Fango will be on hand, and you can expect much more on the film and the fest in the coming weeks. [Badass Digest]



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