Watch Blind

  • NR
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.8  (9,015)
  • 83

Blind is a Norwegian romantic drama from 2014 directed by Eskil Vogt. The movie is about a woman named Ingrid (Ellen Dorrit Petersen) who has lost her eyesight and her journey to find her new identity. Ingrid, a former theater critic, loses her vision after a traumatic accident. She spends her days listening to audiobooks, imagining the world around her, and keeping her distance from her husband Morten (Henrik Rafaelsen), who she feels has been distant of late. In an attempt to reconnect with Morten, Ingrid starts attending group therapy sessions for people with visual disabilities. She meets Elin (Vera Vitali), a woman who seems to have it all - she's confident, carefree, and witty. Ingrid finds herself drawn to Elin and they start a friendship that gradually turns into something more.

The movie takes the viewers on a journey into Ingrid's world - a world filled with sounds, smells, and sensations. The story also explores the concept of imagination and how Ingrid's mind creates vivid images of her surroundings. Through Ingrid's monologues, we see how her blindness has changed her perception of the world, and how she must adapt to her newfound reality. The movie also deals with the themes of isolation, loneliness, and loss, as Ingrid struggles to come to terms with her disability.

One of the key strengths of Blind is the strong performances by the lead actors. Ellen Dorrit Petersen is excellent as Ingrid, bringing depth and nuance to the character. She captures Ingrid's frustration, vulnerability, and longing in a way that is both poignant and relatable. Henrik Rafaelsen is also impressive as Morten, Ingrid's husband, who is struggling to understand his wife and come to terms with his own feelings of guilt. Vera Vitali brings a spark of energy and charisma to her role as Elin, creating a character that is both magnetic and complex.

The film's cinematography is another notable aspect of the movie. The camera work and use of color are both stunning, creating a dreamlike quality to the visuals. The way the film portrays Ingrid's world, filled with shadows and blurred edges, is haunting and beautiful. The sound design is also impressive, with the use of sound effects and music enhancing the mood and tone of the film.

Overall, Blind is a powerful and moving film that explores the complexities of disability and relationships. It's a movie that invites us to see the world through different eyes and to appreciate the beauty that can exist in darkness. Eskil Vogt's directorial debut is a triumph, and the strong acting, stunning visuals, and thoughtful storytelling make this a must-see movie for anyone interested in poignant, character-driven dramas.

Blind is a 2015 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 83.

Where to Watch Blind
Blind is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Google Play. Some platforms allow you to rent Blind for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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