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1th DMZ Docs(2009)

I AM DOCU



Blind Loves

Juraj Lehotsky

  • Slovakia
  • 2008
  • 77min
  • 35mm
  • color

Synopsis

This film depicts four blind people and through the way they perceive the world we get to know the stories of their loves. Blind teenager Zuzana is in search of her first love. She finds it on the internet, where she can hide her secret – the fact that she is blind. Blind Roma Miro falls in love with an almost blind white girl. The fact that his skin is a shade too dark complicates things for him quite a bit. Blind Elena desires to have a child. Her story brings us very close to the feelings of a blind woman – mother to be. We get to share her excitement, her fears but most of all her great desire to bear a child and raise it. Blind teacher Peter has a very unique imagination. He likes to listen to adventurous radio plays, where he can submerge into a fairytale world. Blind Loves depicts different forms love can take between blind people. Their loves consist of delicate details, somehow more vivid, emotional and spiritual. Main characters in this film are people who were born blind. They have been creating a world of their own full of very unique and particular images, perceptions and dreams. In the film, the director asks: where the source of their happiness is? Their world might be lacking sight but it can be richer in spirituality on the other hand. And maybe it’s them who really understand the true essence of happiness.

Review

Director

  • Juraj Lehotsky

    Juraj Lehotsky´ was born in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1975. He studied at the Higher Arts and Crafts School in Bratislava (SUPS˘), specialized in photography between 1990 and 1994. Between 1995 and 2000, he studied documentary film directing at the Academy of Music Arts in Bratislava (VS˘ MU). He is awarded documentary film director, music video director and advertising spots and spots for charity director. Blind Loves is his full length feature debut. Blind Loves (2008) C˘ac˘ipen= Truth (2002) Profile of Milan Lasica (2002) Profile of Martin Holly´ (2001) Interview (2001) Profile of Juraj Kukura (2000)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerMarko S˘ kop, Ján Melis˘ , Frantis˘ ek Krähenbiel, Juraj Chlpík, Juraj Lehotsky˘
  • Cinematography Juraj Chlpík
  • Editor Frantis˘ ek Krähenbiel
  • Sound Marián Gregorovic˘

Distributor / World Sales

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