Director: Eskil Vogt
Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt
Language: Norwegian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Norway, Netherlands 2014 96 mins.
Sundance 2014 Sreenwriting Award: World Cinema Dramatic, Europa Cinemas Award for Best European Film 2014 Berlin International Film Festival
Released by Axiom Films
'Inventive, unique, challenging, unpredictable with a witty touch.'
'Blind' is a fascinating and playful tale of a blind woman with limitless imagination who creates a fictional narrative in her mind of what she can't see with her eyes -'it's not important what is real as long as I can realise it.'
Ingrid (Ellen Dorrit Petersen) has lost her sight through an undiagnosed genetic condition, but still recalls how the world around her looks. She rarely leaves her high rise apartment and suspects that Morten (Henrik Rafaelsen), her architect husband sneaks back to voyeuristically spy on her. Ingrid's world is soon populated by Morten's old college friend Elinar (Marius Kolbenstvedt), a lover of cinema and music but addicted to internet porn and spying on Elin (Vera Vitali) a lonely single mother who lives opposite.
Inventive, unique, challenging, unpredictable and powerful, with a humorous touch throughout. Ingrid's deepest fantasies, desires and fears become a constant reference. Reversed narratives suggest nothing is what it seems with Ingrid even introducing her real life husband, the dull and uninspired Morten into her fictional story as a love rival for Elin's affections. Her imagination becomes her reality.
Screenwriter turned director, Eskel Vogt's witty and outstanding directorial debut is superbly complemented by Ellen Dorrit Petersen's full screen performance as Ingrid.