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Drama - Completed 2012

Ian, a special instructor for the visually impaired, has been hired by a Lisbon school to help blind children and young adults become more confident and self-reliant. However, his unusual teaching methods are not only challenging, but also dangerous...

& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2012
Contemporary World Cinema
Warsaw FF 2012
Int'l Competition Best Director
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2012
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrzej JAKIMOWSKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrzej JAKIMOWSKI
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/0BB5-86DF-2E0A-2087-CDDD-8
    • Producer(s)
    • Andrzej JAKIMOWSKI (ZAiR Sp. z o.o.), Vladimir KOKH (KMBO), Francois D'ARTEMARE (Filmes do Tejo)
    • Synopsis
    • Young students huddle together on a bench in the glaring sun, clutching their white canes, listening for the signs that can let them put together the puzzle of their existence – they are the blind children and young adults of a world-renowned specialized Lisbon clinic.
      Ian, their new spatial orientation instructor, wants to leave traditional boundaries behind and help them explore their surroundings without feeling vulnerable or frightened.
      Through unconventional means, he aims to stimulate their curiosity and imaginations. Ian quickly wins their trust, prompting him to attempt challenges with a greater element of risk. His two most eager students are the adults Eva and Serrano, who experience an adrenaline surge when they leave their safe, quiet clinic for the streets of the busy metropolis. But while Eva boldly leaves her cane behind and tries to mask her blindness, enjoying a flirt in a café, Serrano has doubts that Ian is being truthful. Is the image of the world that Ian is conveying to his students real?