• 2008
  • Canada / Brazil / Japan
  • 2h 1min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Danny Glover, Yoshino Kimura, Alice Braga
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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.

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Visionless Express - Fernando Meirelles director of Blindness

13 Nov 2008

‘What’s the most challenging thing about making a film about blindness?’ asks Fernando Meirelles, the relentlessly upbeat director of relentlessly downbeat mood-blackeners City of God and The Constant Gardner. ‘Trying to establish relationships between…

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