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From the KimStim Collection
Blind

A film by Eskil Vogt
Starring Ellen Dorrit Pettersen

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Ingrid (Ellen Dorrit Pettersen) is 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.

"Mystically beautiful!"The New York Times

"This is a haunting puzzle of a movie."The 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."The Los Angeles Times

"BLIND evocatively depicts the small triumphs and frustrating defeats of Ingrid's daily existence."NPR

"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

"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

Winner, World Cinema Screenwriting Award, Sundance Film Festival
Europa Cinemas Label - Berlinale Panorama
New Talent Grand Pix - CPH PIX
Golden Tulip, International Competition - Istanbul FF
FIPRESCI Award - Krakow OFF Plus Camera
Best Director - Athens IFF
Grand Prix - Cinessonne Festival of European Cinema
Film of the Year - Norwegian Film Critics' Association

96 minutes / Color
English / English subtitles
Release: 2015
Copyright: 2014

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This DVD is sold for private, home use only.

Subject areas:
Disabilities, KimStim Collection, Sex & Sexuality

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