• 2008
  • In Competition
  • Feature Films
  • Film d'ouverture

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant “white blindness”. Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created “society of the blind” quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hording the meager food rations and committing horrific acts.
There is however one eyewitness to the nightmare. A woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague follows her afflicted husband to quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become, in essence, a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble. Their voyage is fraught with danger, yet their survival and ultimate redemption reflec

Directed by : Fernando MEIRELLES
Year of production: 2008
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan
Duration: 120




Secondary Production

  • O2 FILMES Brazil

Secondary Production

  • BEE VINE PICTURES United States