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WHAT’S ON? October 9, 2008

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(by Leonardo Magalhães)

Blindness

A powerful story

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This year, people have been talking about the white sickness all over the place, which represents a strong metaphorical image of life values and morals out here in our world…José Saramago´s novel “Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira” is now on the screen and the tension has begun to spread due to the epidemic effect of Blindness. Fernando Meirelles and all the actors involved in the movie have worked really hard to make a fantanstic movie (it is a fantastic film)! 
Meirelles has done a splendid job transmitting the pain and urgency of the blindness spread, especially by making the scenes plain white. Brazil took a great part in the film; São Paulo appeared to be ruined, civilization had been broken apart, justice and security diminished, human beings gone out of control, human beings got all lost in life until savageness invaded the world where horrible actions had been talking place and people were locked in anger, aggression, suffering dismay and despair.  Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo together with the others in the cast interpreted characters, mysteriously with no names, fantastically truthful. It was interesting how it was all related to the eyesight…Sometimes…Many times…Very often actually, we are blinded by our own flaws…

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