The story seems like a black melodrama, but hope and love for life is the message of the movie, which is full of human feelings
The different and different cinematic language made the movie “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic” among the best among the works that were shown recently, as it participated in the fifth session of the El Gouna Film Festival, it was not strange. It won the award for best film.
The creative situation made by director Nemo Becky made the experience far from the traditional image that is presented about the blind in the cinema, as well as approaching the real details of the character. The director wrote the work specifically to fulfill the dream of his actor friend.
Diligence in details
Choosing the hero of the film, who presented the character “Yako”, added to the work a state of realism and credibility in conveying a true picture of the hero’s suffering, in addition to the director’s attention to small details, such as relying on voice to convey feelings, which was evident in the clear and effort made by the actors who seemed to be blurry for the audience to live Same with the hero.
Despite the fact that Petri Boikolainen presented a character closer to his reality, he deserves the award for the best actor he received, as he was able to express not only his voice but also facial features on the different situations that the hero goes through during the events, as the camera focuses on his facial expressions all the time, in addition to relying On the sense of touch and hearing, his performance appeared charming and charged between passion and tension, as the role showed his acting abilities.
break the stereotype
The script succeeded in breaking the stereotypical image of cinematic works that deal with the character of the blind. It relied on the idea of the hero being attached to cinema and movies, and keeping the movie library he owned before he was injured, so he appears to be a cynical outgoing character, which adds a state of comedy in some scenes, as well as moving away from the traditional presentation of a character. The patients.
The disease during the events of the film is not necessarily a catastrophic thing, but he presented the experience with a new cinematic perspective through “Yakor”, who seeks to fulfill his dream of meeting the girl he knew and loved and brought them together by the love of cinema and films, although each of them had a different point of view, but when he learns of her disease with cancer. He decides to adventure and rebel against his disability in order to meet her, even after he falls prey to thieves who take advantage of his health.
The story seems like a black melodrama, but hope and love of life is the message contained in the movie full of human feelings, both from the love story that unites it with the heroine who appears only in the last shot of the movie, and also their love for movies even if he refuses to watch Titanic, so the love story becomes an outlet Each of them lives and clings to hope. The disease has not ended his passion and love for movies or life and is not an obstacle to his feelings.
The extreme distinction in the visual language of the film is the most superior among the elements. Director Nemo Becky’s choice of blurry vision throughout the duration of the film, in addition to the high angle of the camera and the cutting of multiple angles on the hero’s face, succeeded in conveying the suffering experienced by the blind hero “Yako” or Petri Boikolainen, In addition to the close shots of the hero throughout the scenes, we do not distinguish anything from the rest of the participating actors except for their voice only, which unites the viewer with the feelings of the hero and is not separated from him.
daring to eat
The narration and directing language adopted by the director also contributed to presenting a daring cinematic experience, as he relied on the use of the gray language of photography, and the bold idea of presenting patients in an unconventional and unaccustomed manner to cinema, as he risked relying on the expressions of the hero only without the rest of the actors appearing, which gave The film is distinguished by its cinematic difference. In addition to familiarity with the details, such as the voice assistant application for people with special needs, and its reliance on the cell phone in all the details of life, and daily assistance.
“The Blind Man Who Didn’t Want to Watch Titanic” is a cinematic experience that succeeded in changing the stereotyped image of the disease on the screen, in addition to relying on a different directing method that highlighted the superiority of elements such as acting, image, script and montage as well.