Blinder gives us dry facts and retina-scouring light without clear instruction on how to process these things. The film consists of 6386 photographs representing every character and object featured in the English translation of José Saramago’s novel Ensaio sobre a Cegueira. In conceptual parallel with these images, Blinder's soundtrack is comprised of 6386 audio samples extracted from Blindness, Fernando Meirelles’ feature film based on Saramago’s novel.
Screening as part of the Berwick New Cinema Shorts programme. From desktop documentary to flicker film, Berwick New Cinema Shorts is a specialist programme probing facts, fictions, representations and violence. Transgressing restraints of genre, capital and expectation these are films that throb with unbounded visual imagination, are spiced with humour and expand our understandings of film and moving image.
All That is Solid
Louis Henderson | France | 2014 | 16
Deborah Stratman | USA | 2014 | 16
Jean-Paul Kelly | Canada | 2014 | 13
KING JAMES VERSION GENESIS CHAPTER NINETEEN
Martin Sulzer | Germany | 2015 | 8
Seven Signs that Mean Silence
Sara Magenheimer | USA | 2014 | 11
Print/Sales: Absent Without Leave, EYE Film Institute
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