Altri occhi

Silvio Soldini
Italy, Switzerland, 94 min
World premiere

How do the blind live in a world designed especially for the sighted? How do they get around? How do they interact with others? What access do they have to a world filled with obstacles? Does the experience of living in darkness lead to another interpretation of existence? Can the blind see things others cannot see? A surprising film that questions our present.

How do the blind lead their lives in a world designed specifically for the sighted? How do they get around, work and interact with others? What access do they have to a world filled with obstacles? Does the experience of living in darkness lead them to a different interpretation of existence? Can the blind see things that others cannot? The filmmaker, who has always dedicated himself to the discovery of otherness in his films (whether features or documentaries), asks questions and asks himself questions. The protagonists of the film do not answer. Instead, they invite the spectator to discover an unexpected experience: “Realities, which we often have before our eyes but about which we only know very little, have always fascinated me. This film was born from an encounter with a blind physiotherapist. The things that he told me, his nimbleness, his irony, his ability to live his life gave me access to ‘another’ world. I began to explore it, looking for other people capable of helping us to understand how they could do all they did without seeing anything. The journey was full of surprises.” (SS)

Luciano Barisone

Trailer

Duration
94 min
Year
2013
Country
Italy, Switzerland
Section
Etat d'Esprit
Premiere
World premiere
Language
Italian
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Andres PfaeffliLionello Cerri

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