Netherlands, 2007, 96 minutes, historical drama
Set in the late 19th century at a palatial country estate, Blind is the touching love story of an albino woman who is ostracized by society and a young blind man whom she is hired to read to. Ruben is a young man struggling with his blindness, Marie is a woman who has never known love — rejected because of her unusual looks. As winter rolls in, the film’s landscape softens and a romantic bond develops between the two. If he could see, would love still be blind? Beautifully shot in soft light against a snowy landscape. A tender, anguished love story, brilliantly acted and tenderly wrought.
Won awards at
both the Giffoni Film Festival and the Nederlands Film Festival.
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