Trailer for 'The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic' Film
by Alex Billington
February 11, 2022
"I have a plan. I'm coming to you." Intromovies has unveiled an official US trailer for an intriguing Finnish indie film titled The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic, which originally premiered at the 2021 Venice Film Festival last year. It's playing at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival this fall. Jaakko and Sirpa have never met face to face but used to talk on the phone every day. When he heard about her declining health, he decides to go meet her in another city, though soon she will learn that he is blind and paralyzed from the chest down. The film is shot from a blind man's perspective, starring Petri Poikolainen, a blind and wheelchair-bound actor in a gripping debut performance. Wow. The filmmaker's style is best described as good-willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity. "He has never see the movie Titanic." Ha! Also starring Marjaana Maijala as Sirpa. This looks great! I missed this one at the festivals but it seems like a really sweet, honest, and fascinating film about the life of a blind man in Finland. Definitely worth a watch.
Trailer (+ poster) for Teemu Nikki's The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic, on YouTube:
Jaakko is blind and disabled, tethered to his wheelchair. The brightest moments in his day are those on the phone with Sirpa, the woman he loves even though they’ve never met in person. When Sirpa gets difficult news, Jaakko decides he must go to her immediately, even if none of his usual caretakers can accompany him. After all, he only needs the help of five kind strangers in five specific places between home and her…what could go wrong? The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic, also known as Sokea mies joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia in Finnish, is written & directed by Finnish filmmaker Teemu Nikki, director of the movies Simo Times Three, Lovemilla, Euthanizer, and Nimby previously, as well as tons of other short films and music videos. This initially premiered at the 2021 Venice Film Festival playing in the Orizzonti Extra section last year. The film is showing next at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival coming up this spring. No other release dates are set yet - stay tuned. Visit the film's official site. Who's interested in seeing this film?
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