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Mirador (Lookout)

Premiere by countries 2020

Feature documentary | 70' | 2019 | Uruguay

Directed by: Antón Terni
Produced by: HALO & AMPLITUD Inc
Executive production: Antón Terni, Patricia Olveira, Jana Díaz Juhl, Pau Brunet, Axel Shalson

Synopsis_

"A poetic yet realistic film about the friendship, the value of companionship, and little moments of intense happiness"

Pablo is a thirty-four year old blind man who lives by himself in a remote house by the uruguayan coast. While working on his craft liquors, he records his thoughts on a cassette player and sometimes goes back to his own old stories. Valeria and Óscar are his friends, also blind, with whom he goes camping at the ocean side and enjoys rock n’ roll music and concerts. Together they transport us to a sensory world that transcends the image.

What makes their activities unusual is that all three of them are blind. This is something they joke about, but otherwise pay no particular attention to—and neither does filmmaker Antón Terni. He documents their adventures with warmth and humor, with an eye for the beauty of their surroundings, and with camerawork and framing that are reminiscent of a fiction film.

The minimal but effective score makes the world of these three blind friends more tangible. In addition to being about blindness, this poetic yet realistic film is about friendship, the value of companionship, and little moments of intense happiness.



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