A mysterious epidemic sends a city reeling toward the edge of madness, while one woman tries to preserve a small pocket of humanity in the taut thriller “Blindness”, coming to DVD on February 10, 2009. Presented by Miramax Films and based on Nobel Laureate José Saramago’s masterful novel, this intense and gritty drama, called “powerful and provocative” by Stephen Schaefer of the Boston Herald, was nominated for the 2008 Palme d’Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Award winning actress Julianne Moore (Far from Heaven, The End of the Affair, Boogie Nights) heads up an extraordinary cast that also includes Mark Ruffalo (Zodiac), Danny Glover (Lonesome Dove, Mandela), Alice Braga (I Am Legend) and Gael García Bernal (Babel) in a paranoia fueled psychological thriller that will have audiences on the edge of their seats.
When a sudden, inexplicable epidemic of “Blindness” sweeps a major city, health authorities round up the victims and quarantine them in “Blindness”, an apocalyptic thriller from director Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardner, City of God). The wife (Julianne Moore) of an afflicted doctor (Mark Ruffalo) feigns blindness in order to accompany her husband into internment and finds that fear and brutality have infected the closed community. An all out war erupts between inmates as criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak over food and other necessities. As the sole sighted inmate, The Doctor’s Wife is the only one who can put a stop to the violence, but saving her loved ones may mean sinking to the level of the worst of her adversaries. Julianne Moore gives a performance of startling strength and vulnerability in a frightening portrait of a society thrust into a vicious struggle for survival.