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Blind Loves

Slepé lásky, Slovak Republic, 2008, 77 min, 35 mm, Creative, Health, Human Rights, IDF Video Library
It is very often difficult for us, those who can see, to find our true fulfillment and happiness in the world. The more complicated, but maybe the more interesting this journey might be for the blind. Their perspective of the world is much more essential and sincere in many ways, and it often uncovers the invisible dimensions of the world. This film is about love amongst the blind and about the different forms it can take. The main protagonists are people who were born blind and they have been living in a world of their own since ever. This world is often filled with unusual visions, perceptions and dreams. It is through the lives of four different characters in the film, through which we are presented different kinds of love experience. Zuzka, a blind teenager, is in search of her first love. Blind young Roma, Miro, falls in love with a blind white girl. Blind Elena happily raises her 5-year-old sighted daughter. Peter, a blind music teacher, wants to fulfill his wife’s dream and takes her to ‚see‘ the sea for the first time in their life. The cinematography we intend to apply should be artistic and visiualy attractive in the surrealistic aesthetics but at the same time its content will consist of real and true moments from the lives of the characters. The screenplay was awarded the Tibor Vichta Award for the best documentary script in Slovakia.
Director:
Juraj Lehotský
Producer:
Marko Škop, Ján Meliš, František Krähenbiel, Juraj Chlpík
Director of photography:
Juraj Chlpík
Screenplay:
Marek Leščák, Juraj Lehotský
Editor:
František Krähenbiel
Original idea:
Marko Škop
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Juraj Lehotský
Languages:
Slovak
Subtitles:
English
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Doc Launch 2006 Docu Talents From the East 2006 East European Forum 2006East European Stand at Sunny Side of the Doc East Silver 2008East Silver Caravan Ex Oriente Film 2006
for the screenplay in the document category - Tibor Vichta Award
Directors Fortnight - CICAE Art Cinema Award - Cannes Film Festival 2008
FIPRESCI Award - Motovun IFF, 2008
Toronto IFF, Canada
Chungmuro IFF Seoul, Korea
Sarajevo FF, Bosnia
IFF Melbourne, Australia
Golden Apricot Yerevan, Armenia
43th IFF Karlovy Vary, Czech Rep
Golden Taiga - 7th Spirit of Fire Film Festival Chanty-Mansijsk 2009
Golden Eye for the Best Documentary film - 4th Zurich Film Festival 2008
„Discovery of the Year“ - Special Mention - 5th Reykjavík IFF 2008
Grand Prix Cinessonne - 10th Festival of European Films in Essonne 2008
Special Mention for the Documentary Film - 6th FICCO Mexico City Contemporary IFF
Special Mention of the Feature Documentary Jury for cinematography - 17th Plus Camerimage, Lodz 2009
Prize for originality and innovative direction - 3rd Emotion Pictures Festival, Athens 2009
Honorary Jury Special Mention - 5th International Documentary Film Festival Play-Doc Tui
The Mayor of the Town of Trenčianske Teplice's Award - 16th Artfilm 2008
Audience Award for the Best Documentary film - 20th Trieste Film Festival 2009
Best documentary film - 9th Songes d'une nuit, Paris 2008
Best Romantic Documentary - The Fringe Report Awards 2009
Slovak Film of the Year - Kinema Film of the Year 2008
Prize of the Director of the Festival - 15th Etnofilm Čadca 2008
Special Prize for the Contribution to Slovak Cinema - Association of Slovak Film Clubs
Premium Prize for the Documentary Film - National Film Award IGRIC 2009
Prize of the Film Critics - National Film Award IGRIC 2009
Best Documentary - Slovak National FIlm Awards - Slnko v Síti 2010
Best Director - Slovak National FIlm Awards - Slnko v Síti 2010
Best Screenplay - Slovak National FIlm Awards - Slnko v Síti 2010
Best Editing - Slovak National FIlm Awards - Slnko v Síti 2010
Best Sound - Slovak National FIlm Awards - Slnko v Síti 2010
Planete Doc Review, Poland 2010

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