12 April 2015

Blind | ブラインド 視線のエロス

Director/Writer: Eskil Vogt
Stars: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt

Ingrid lives in a smart apartment in Oslo with her husband Morten. She used to be a teacher but since she lost her sight recently, she has retreated to a safe cocoon of their apartment. Everyday she would sit in an arm chair by the window all day long, imagining things...She wonders if Morten who went off to work actually sneaked back and is watching her or if he is having an affair behind her back...Her imaginations become almost delusions and we as audiences are not sure what is real and what is made up in her head. Her grotesque and sad delusions reflect her anxiety and loneliness; Does Morten still love her even though she's gone blind? He doesn't make black jokes any more, is that because he pities her? She knows that Morten hopes that she will start to go out again but she's not ready yet...The film starts with a scene in which Ingrid is making her a cup of tea in the morning. Following her movements with the sound around her emphasized, I felt empathy for the world she lived in.

仕事に出かけたはずの夫モートンは実は家にいて、じっと息を殺して自分を見ているのではないか。 夫は自分に隠れて浮気をしているのではないか。



それにしても、邦題に付け加えられた「視線のエロス」は蛇足なんじゃないでしょうか?(日本では劇場未公開、WOWOW で放映されたようです)



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