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Blindness

Ryszard Bugajski

PolishEnglish SubtitlesPoland2016114 min

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Overview

Based on real-life events, this compelling drama begins like a thriller—but the true threat Communist official Julia Brystigier is facing comes from within: her fear that, having disavowed Communism, she will never believe in anything else.

Called Bloody Luna by the priests she had arrested and tortured during Stalinist purges, Julia (played by director Ryszard Bugajski’s wife Maria Mamona to devastating effect) arrives at a Catholic school for the blind to meet with Poland’s highest-ranking cardinal. Delay follows delay, leaving her stranded to endure both tense run-ins with churchfolk and flashbacks to her own acts of cruelty. What unfolds from there is a moving testament to the healing power of confession and compassion.

Producer: Ryszard Bugajski | Editor: Milenia Fiedler | Cinematographer: Arkadiusz Tomiak
Cast: Maria Mamona, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Janusz Gajos, Marek Kalita

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