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BLINDNESS
In Competition - Feature Films Opening film

BLINDNESS

Directed by : Fernando MEIRELLES

Year of production : 2008 Country : BRAZIL, CANADA, JAPAN Length : 120 minutes

Synopsis

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

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Photocall - Interview : Blindness

Credits

Fernando MEIRELLES - Director

Don MC KELLAR - Script / Dialogue

César CHARLONE, ABC - Cinematography

Tulé PEAK - Set decorator

Daniel REZENDE - Film Editor

Marco Antonio GUIMARAES - Music

Casting

Yoshino KIMURA - La femme du premier homme aveugle

Don MC KELLAR - Le voleur

Yusuke ISEYA - Le premier homme aveugle

Mark RUFFALO - Le médecin

Sandra OH - La ministre de la Santé

Gael GARCÍA BERNAL

Danny GLOVER - L'homme au cache-oeil, narrateur

Julianne MOORE - La femme du médecin

Alice BRAGA - La fille aux lunettes noires

Film poster © DR

Official release 14.05.08 . 00:00 AM

Press Conference : Blindness (VO)

Official release 14.05.08 . 00:00 AM

Press Conference : Blindness (VA)

Official release 14.05.08 . 00:00 AM

Press Conference : Blindness (VF)

Contacts

Production

RHOMBUS MEDIA - 99, Spadina Ave, Suite 600 Toronto ON M5V 3P8 Ca - T: +1 416 971 7856


O2 FILMES - BRAZIL


BEE VINE PICTURES - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Distribution

PATHÉ FILMS - T: 33 0612732313 - www.pathefilms.com
- justine.renard@pathe.com


French press

JÉROME JOUNEAUX - T: +33 (0)1 53 20 01 20 - /
JÉROME JOUNEAUX - jerome-jouneaux@wanadoo.fr


International press


International sales

FOCUS FEATURES - T: 00 1 212 539 4000 - www.focusfeatures.com
- alison.thompson@Focusfeatures.com


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