a film by Eskil Vogt
Runtime: 96 mins
Interview with Eskil Vogt from the 2014 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
"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.
Ellen Dorrit Petersen ... Ingrid
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Morten
Vera Vitali ... Elin
Marius Kolbenstvedt ... Einar
Sigve Endresen , Hans-Jørgen Osnes
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
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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