- Canada / Brazil / Japan
- 2h 1min
- Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
- Cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Danny Glover, Yoshino Kimura, Alice Braga
- Website: www.blindness-themovie.com
Brazilian filmmaker Meirelles' adaptation of José Saramago's novel about the impact of a blindness epidemic on a city. Meirelles has reduced the story to be more about the plight of a doctor and his wife (Ruffalo and Moore) who are forced into quarantine when the doctor loses his sight. Stark and flawed attempt at fin de siècle sci-fi.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Visionless Express - Fernando Meirelles director of Blindness13 Nov 2008
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