Blindness

2008

Cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael Garca Bernal, Danny Glover, Alice Braga, Don McKellar

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Screenplay: Don McKellar, adapted from the novel by Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago

Producers: Niv Fichman, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Sonoko Sakai

Executive Producers: Simon Channing Williams & Gail Egan

Bee Vine Pictures / O2 Filmes / Potboiler Productions / Rhombus Media

An epidemic of blindness hits a city, leaving a doctor’s wife the only person with the ability to see. She feigns illness in order to take care of her husband as the surrounding community breaks down into chaos and disorder. A hard-hitting philosophical thriller set in a modern city, ‘Blindness’ explores the workings of a community forced together as their sight – and their government – abandons them.

Awards:
ABC Cinematography Awards 2009: Best Sound, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing
Camerimage 2008: Silver Frog – Main Competition
CinEuphoria Awards 2010: Best Actress, Top Ten of the Year: International Competition,
Top Ten of the Year: Audience Award
Cinema Grand Brazil 2009: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Make-Up, Best Visual Effects
Sitges – Catelonian International Film Festival 2008: Best Production Design, Best Motion Picture
Writer’s Guild of Canada 2009: Best Feature Film

 

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