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BLINDNESS – Marco Antônio Guimarães

October 3, 2008 1 comment

Original Review by Clark Douglas

Just what exactly is director Fernando Meirelles trying to say with “Blindness”? I’m not sure that I know, and I’m not sure that I care. The film is a poorly organized cluster of symbols, metaphors, and painfully obvious statements about humanity that is often quite torturous to sit through.

The movie starts out on something of an intriguing note. A man suddenly goes blind. He doesn’t know why this happened. He was just driving down the road, and suddenly he couldn’t see anything. Curiously, rather than seeing nothing but blackness, he sees nothing but a bright white light. He pays a visit to a doctor (Mark Ruffalo), who can’t figure out what on earth could be wrong with this man’s eyes. A few hours later, the doctor goes blind. So do numerous other people he has been in contact with. Read more…