EYE TWO TIMES MOUTH
Written and directed by Lila Avilés
Luz works at a gallery but her real passion is singing opera. She's been invited to audition for Madama Butterfly in one of the principal theaters of Mexico City. While Luz practices, her friends Lucian and Chio teach her how to make her voice and hands dance. They say: «Your mouth is twice the size of your eye». All this is part of a divine geometry that governs the world.
Written and directed by Lila Avilés, EYE TWO TIMES MOUTH is the 25th commission from Miu Miu Women's Tales, the acclaimed short-film series that invites today's most profound and original female directors to explore vanity and femininity in the 21st century. «As someone who is enthusiastic about stories, this series offers an open invitation. It felt like a rush!» said the director about her involvement in the project.
A refrain runs through EYE TWO TIMES MOUTH based on a Japanese proverb: "The slight flutter of a butterfly's wing can be felt on the other side of the world". The metaphor is perfect for the story of Luz, a sensible and dedicated woman who dreams of transformation, much like a caterpillar morphs into a chrysalis and then into a butterfly. Here, everything is connected: personal and mythic pasts, as well as the hands, ears, eyes, and mouth. As Lila Avilés remarks: «It's about the journey».