World Dramatic


Norwegian with English subtitles, 2013, 96 minutes, color, Norway/Netherlands

Screenwriting Award: World Cinema Dramatic

Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home—a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. After a while, Ingrid starts to feel the presence of her husband in the flat when he is supposed to be at work. At the same time, her lonely neighbor who has grown tired of even the most extreme pornography shifts his attention to a woman across the street. Ingrid knows about this, but her real problems lie within, not beyond the walls of her apartment, and her deepest fears and repressed fantasies soon take over.

As the cowriter of Reprise and Oslo, August 31st, both of which played at the Sundance Film Festival, it’s not surprising that Eskil Vogt has mastered this solo undertaking—Blind bursts with inventive writing. It also boasts his equally assured direction, as it takes the viewer into the mind of a woman who has lost her sight but is doing whatever she can to hold on to her reality. Intertwining narrative strands that loop in on themselves, Blind is a complex and satisfying trip.

Director: Eskil Vogt

Screenwriter: Eskil Vogt

Producers: Hans-Jørgen Osnes, Sigve Endresen

Co-producers: Derk-Jan Warrink, Leotine Petit, Joost De Vries

Cinematographer: Thimios Bakatakis

Production Designer: Jørgen Stangebye Larsen

Editor: Jens Christian Fodstad

Sound Designer: Gisle Tveito

Principal Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt

About the Director

Eskil Vogt is a directing graduate from La Fémis in Paris and has directed several award-winning shorts, one of which was nominated for a European Film Award. Vogt has also had a successful screenwriting career, working with Joachim Trier on many films, including the features Reprise (2006) and Oslo, August 31st, which was an official selection at Cannes in 2011 and screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Vogt’s close collaboration with Trier is acknowledged as a key factor in their films' success.


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