Blind Cinema

Slepoye kino

Slepý film

  • Grigory Glyants
  • Russia
  • 2017, 50 min
Script: Grigory Glyants
Photography: Grigory Glyants
Editing: Anna Glyants, Grigory Glyants
Sound: Yuri Geddert
Producer, Co-producer: Grigory Glyants
Color: Colour
Language: Russian, English, French

An unusual group sets sail from St. Petersburg to Finland. The crew, which consists of vision-impaired people and people with normal eyesight, learns to work together in order to successfully complete their undertaking. The observational documentary shows the crew’s first contact with the boat, which is done by touch, and then follows their daily routine while at sea. The disinterested camera records a reality that overcomes our prejudices regarding the helplessness of blind people. The problem-free journey gives the sailors space for new sensations. Excerpts from the ship’s log show us aspects of the mission – i.e., the transformation of oneself that can change the world.

„What do you see when you cannot see? How do you interact with a world with fewer visual elements to distract you? Blind Cinema explores the realm of sightless people who sail the sea and expand the boundaries of self.” G. Glyants


When he was 17, Russian-born director Grigory Glyants (1989) emigrated to Israel, where he spent six years working at a restaurant. After returning to Russia in 2012, he studied at the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theatre in Moscow. His film None of Your Affair (2015) was shown at the Russian Open Documentary Film Festival «ArtDocFest»-2015.

Photo Gallery

GRIGORY GLYANTS / Moskovskyi, Mikrorayion 1, 44 / Moscow / Russia / +7 916 395 38 13 /
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Between the Seas
Premiere Type: International Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
Simultaneous interpreting: CZ
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The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard