Watch: Full UK Trailer for Eskil Vogt's Uniquely Sensual Film 'Blind'
This magnificent Norwegian film ended up as one of my Top 10 of 2014, even though it still has yet to find a distributor in the US. The film is called Blind, from writer/director Eskil Vogt, and it tells the story of a few different unique individuals but mainly focuses on Ingrid, played by Ellen Dorrit Petersen, a woman who has recently gone blind and is struggling with the realities of losing her vision. It's really a wonderful film that is unlike anything you've ever seen before (my Berlinale review), which is exactly the kind of film the director wanted to make, something entirely original that will surprise even the most avid cinephiles. This UK trailer is just a tease but hopefully you like what you see and will give this film a closer look. Enjoy.
After losing her sight, Ingrid rarely leaves her apartment. She suspects her husband Morten doesn’t always leave for work when he says he does. Is Morten there in the apartment with her? Sneaking around, silently observing her? Or when he claims to be writing e-mails to colleagues, is he actually chatting with his lover online? Featuring a stand-out performance by Ellen Dorrit Petersen (Troubled Water), Blind, the directorial debut of Eskil Vogt (co-writer of Joachim Trier's acclaimed Reprise and Oslo, August 31st), is a witty and unpredictable drama about how our innermost fantasies and desires affect how we perceive the world around us. The film first premiered at the Sundance & Berlinale Film Festivals in early 2014 playing at fests worldwide. Axiom Films will be releasing Blind in the UK, but no US release is set. Stay tuned for updates.