Blind Feature film, 2007, 103 min.

Ruben (Joren Seldeslachts) and Marie (Halina Reijn) are both imperfect. Ruben is blind, Marie ugly, according to the prevailing standards. They find each other when Ruben's mother (Katelijne Verbeke) appoints Marie to read to her son. Their mutual affection, which is purely based on feeling, stirs jealousy in Ruben's mother, so she is glad to hear that surgery can give her son his eyesight back. Marie disappears, afraid to be rejected because of her looks. The film, directed by Tamar van den Dop, is largely set in a snow-clad country estate, which the albino Marie almost dissolves in. The house is always cloaked in twilight; the colours are pallid, except in Ruben's imagination. The music, written by Tom Holkenborg, sustains the melancholy character of this harrowing fairytale.

selections & won prizes

CA - Toronto International Film Festival selection
IT - Giffoni Film Festival (2)

nominations

NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

other prizes

NL - Utrecht NFF Moviesquad Award

 

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  1. Cinematographer - Dop (71)

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  1. Giel van Geloven
    +3120 776 3076

    www.soundfuse.nl
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  1. Goedzoekers Locations for Film & TV
    +3120 521 0160

    www.goedzoekers.nl

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    Paul Marbus

    Rene de la Rambelje

    Walter Kloos

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  1.  Phanta Film
    +3120 626 0255

    www.phantavision.com/film

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    Petra Goedings
    25 awards  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  IT -  Venice International Film Festival selection  IT -  Venice International Film Festival Golden Lion

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  1.   WarnierPosta sound for picture
    +3120 638 9192

    www.warnierposta.nl
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