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7.7
/10
2,577 Ratings

Blind

Directed by Eskil Vogt
Norway, Netherlands, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

After losing her sight as an adult, Ingrid begins a slow retreat from the world. Encapsulated in the safety of her home, a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. She builds fictions around the memory of the things she could once see, but these soon take over.

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Blind Directed by Eskil Vogt

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Label Europa Cinemas

Sundance Film Festival

2014 | Winner: World Cinema - Dramatic (Screenwriting Award)

Village Voice Film Poll

2014 | Winner: Best Undistributed Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2014 | Nominee: Best Undistributed Film

Blind is an aesthetically spick-and-span Nordic nightmare, a meditation on loneliness, illness and responsibility. If its effects are a bit sneakier than the wrecking ball to the chest approach of Oslo, August 31, it’s due to the meticulousness of its script, and the complex interplay among its many principal characters.
September 03, 2015
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Favourably recalling Polanski’s Apartment Trilogy, Blind is a sharp, pleasant surprise that delves into the psyche of a woman reconfiguring her entire way of comprehending the world around her… Vogt slips effortlessly between reality and Ingrid’s imaginings, the dizzying trajectory of which is utterly enjoyable to behold.
August 31, 2015
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A startlingly inventive, empathetic thriller from Norwegian first-time director Eskil Vogt. Wielding brilliant sensory technique to convey the first-person perspective of a newly sightless woman, Ingrid, confined to her apartment as her active imagination (or is it that alone?) preys on her, Vogt’s exquisite film daringly recalibrates the victim-voyeur dynamic of such woman-in-peril dramas as Gaslight and Wait Until Dark.
June 21, 2015
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