BLIND

a film by Eskil Vogt

FILM INFO

Year: 2014

Country: Norway

Runtime: 96 mins

Color

Language: Norwegian

Subtitles: English

 

 

 

DVD

Interview with Eskil Vogt from the 2014 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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Synopsis

Credits

Reviews

Festivals

Press Materials

"Blind" focuses on Ingrid (Ellen Dorrit Pettersen), a woman contending with the loss of vision. In trying to navigate a world without sight, she spends her days attempting to reconstruct the visual world as she once knew it. As she struggles with her new found predicament, she begins writing salacious fictional stories that slowly morph into fantasies of what her husband does when she’s not around. When real-life events seamlessly give way to Ingrid’s creations, she is able to find a means to come to terms with her disability.  Provocative, sexy and deeply-felt, "Blind" won raves out of its premiere at Sundance where it won the World Cinema Screenwriting Award as well as the Label Europa Cinemas Award at the Berlin International Film Festival the following month.

CAST

Ellen Dorrit Petersen  ... Ingrid

Henrik Rafaelsen  ... Morten

Vera Vitali  ... Elin

Marius Kolbenstvedt  ... Einar

 

CREW

Directed:

Eskil Vogt

 

Screenplay:

Eskil Vogt

 

Producer(s):

Sigve Endresen , Hans-Jørgen Osnes

 

PRESS QUOTES

 

CRITICS PICK!  “Mystically Beautiful.”

Stephen Holden, New York Times

 

CRITICS PICK! “This is a haunting puzzle of a movie".

Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

 

 “It's a fascinating exploration of the things that can thrive in the soil of a jealous mind, fertilized by suspicion and a lack of sight."

Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

 

 “Blind evocatively depicts the small triumphs and frustrating defeats of Ingrid’s daily existence."

-Mark Jenkins, NPR

 

 “However you interpret it, Vogt's film lingers, haunting like imagery that refuses to fade away in memory."

-J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

 

 This is ambitious filmmaking.

-Trevor Johnston, Time Out

 

A-“Blind is a magnificently clear-sighted film.”

-Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

 

'Blind' combines the inventive freedom of the French New Wave, the emotional complexity of a great novel and the dirty mind of a 14-year-old kid.

Jeremy Mathews, Paste Magazine

 

'Blind' is a rare combination of heart and brains, creativity and wit, and it will make you feel things.

Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects

 

Ace Norwegian scribe Eskil Vogt makes a sparkling directorial debut with an alternately tragic and playful tale of a blind authoress.

Scott Foundas, Variety

 

An ambitiously constructed screenplay.

Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

 

 

AWARDS

 

Europa Cinemas Label - Berlinale Panorama

New Talent Grand Pix - CPH PIX

Screenwriting Award - Sundance FF

Golden Tulip, International Competition - Istanbul FF

FIPRESCI Award - Kraków OFF Plus Camera

Best Director - Athens IFF

Grand Prix - Cinessonne Festival of European Cinema

Film of the Year - Norwegian Film Critics’ Association

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