PODCAST |Matt Micucci interviews Teemu Nikki, director of the film The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic.
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A conversation with Teemu Nikki, director of The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic. The film was presented in the Orizzonti Extra section of the 78th Venice Film Festival. It follows a blind and disabled, who decides to travel to meet the woman he loves in person for the first time. In this interview, Teemu talks about the movie and also about the collaboration with Petri Poikolainen, an actor with multiple sclerosis. He also talks about the intensity of the film and its style, which sees its protagonist the focal point of attention and aims to see the story from a blind man’s perspective.
The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic: An intense movie, shot from a blind man’s perspective. An atypical action/thriller film about a man who has to go through hell to reach his loved one. Jaakko is blind and disabled, tightened to his wheelchair. He loves Sirpa. Living far away, they have never met in person, but they meet every day over the phone. When Sirpa is overwhelmed by the shocking news, Jaakko decides to go to her immediately despite his condition. In any case, he just needs to rely on the help of five strangers in five places: from home to taxi, from taxi to station, from station to train, from train to taxi and finally from taxi to… her.