Friday, 4 April 2008

Blindness teaser

I can still vividly remember the experience of discovering City of God at the Cannes Film Festival. Sitting in a cinema, early one morning, with maybe 20 other folk, knowing only what the one-page press release told me, and after 15 minutes realising that you were witnessing not just a masterpiece fully formed but the arrival of a major new filmmaking talent in Fernando Meirelles. The Constant Gardener showed the Brazilian shifting gears, working in English, with name actors and, if I'm honest, I expected a little more than I got, although that's not saying I didn't like it, such is the expectation one film had engendered in me. I know very little about his latest, Blindness, other than what I've seen. I've not read the book it's based on and while there seems to be a touch of The Happening about this trailer, with Meirelles involved I'll be there.

4 comments:

J.D. said...

Intriguing cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover, and Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal... Not to mention Don McKellar wrote the screenplay. Sounds interesting!

Mark Salisbury said...

The Don McKellar credit I wasn't aware of. I was just looking at his bio on imdb. He's an interesting fella.

It's a pretty great cast, too, so here's hoping...

J.D. said...

Yeah, McKellar is an interesting fella. I love the films he did with Bruce McDonald -- true Canadiana! I would highly recommend ROADKILL and HIGHWAY 61... funky, low-budget road movies.

Mark Salisbury said...

Then I shall endeavour to seek them out. Thanks for the heads up.