This is a quality movie but I'm not totally sure how and what I think of it - or even if I like it. The parallel "twist" that occurs in the second half of the movie shocked me and was in some ways, too much. It was bad enough to feel sorry for one person. Now at least 3 people were entangled and screwed up. Life is complicated enough.
Blind is a film that explores the thin line between the fantasy that gives us hope and the fantasy that we are all somehow going to make it. The protagonist balances on the edge of storylines that remind me of Memento, or Blue, only beautiful. For that brief moment we believe that man lives justifiably, yet poetically by the body. I'm still waiting for Vic and Sade. The Shadow. I will have to stop being so boring.
EXTREMELY clever and so well crafted. The director does an amazing job of showing us the story from the ever-changing mental visual images of the blind protagonist. Colors will change, characters will change, locations will change as her imagination re-imagines them. It's so very intriguing and well done. I loved that conceit of this story. Really cool concept and well executed.
The more ideas the film tries to have the more it seems, toward the end, to decrease in actual substance. But following this with The Retrieval (if it's intentional) makes sense since the white male gaze doesn't seem to be exceeded here. And this leaving aside the issue of heteronormativity.
The story of a woman coming to terms with her feelings of loneliness and insecurity caused by her going blind. Her weapon of choice is fiction; she imagines the lives of both real (her husband) and unreal persons upon which she projects her own fears. Eskil Vogt makes good use of this premise and the possibilities inherent in it, and the result is both tragic and funny, touching and intelligent.
Understated & crisp in appearance (the Scandi aesthetic naturally), disarmingly & charmingly frank in tone, this is much more than just a representation of disability. It is the disconnect between people and feeling, the frustration felt, both emotionally & sexually, at life and isolation that is as comforting as it is all-consuming. Beautiful. The representation of self-made inner fantasies is startlingly accurate.
A very interesting film, beautifully told both visually and as a story. As the way the film is being played out becomes clear, the imagination of the director(who wrote the film) is wonderfully developed on screen. An impressive debut film(as director) and I hope to see the other films he has penned. Wonderful lead performance from Ellen Dorrit Petersen too.