Blind (9/14)

Losing a sense heightens others. This phenomenon suffuses Eskil Vogt’s Blind with a sense of discovery, almost developmental in tone. Vogt, co-writer of Joachim Trier’s Reprise and Oslo, August 31, has made a similarly coy and literary film with Blind. The protagonist, a recently blinded woman hesitant to leave her apartment and disconnected from her architect husband, becomes absorbed by writing, her fantasies and fears playing out in a mutable narrative that seeps into her reality, the two becoming indistinguishable through Vogt’s playful experiments. It’s a slippery film, by turns sexy and cerebral, and hyper-concerned with sensory perception. Sensation becomes constructive, like the writerly process itself, with both modes developing in a porous temporality and space, simultaneously steeped in drama and wry humor.

Dir.Eskil Vogt, 2014, DCP, 96 min.

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