José Saramago was born on November 16, 1922 in Azinhaga, Golega, Portugal as José de Sousa Saramago. Blindness premiered as the opening film at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2008, and was released in Canada as part of the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2008. Tra queste sua moglie, la moglie del primo cieco e la ragazza dagli occhiali scuri. Quest'ultima, senza aver mai palesato il suo stato di vedente, si sobbarca un lavoro immane cercando di mantenere un minimo di decenza per sé, per suo marito e per i suoi compagni di sventura. Cecità by José Saramago - Fiction & Literature 8-11-2020 1 By : José Saramago Cecità By José Saramago Genre : Fiction & Literature Release Date : 2013-02-20 Cecità by José Saramago is Fiction & Literature In un tempo e un luogo non precisati, all'improvviso l'intera popolazione perde la vista per un'inspiegabile epidemia. I ciechi si spostano in piccoli gruppi a caccia di quel poco cibo che ancora si può scovare in negozi o case abbandonate. When you're blind, the response is much flatter. When the film ended, Saramago was in tears, and said: "Fernando, I am as happy to have seen this movie as I was the day I finished the book. '"[19], By September 2006, Fernando Meirelles was attached to Blindness, with the script being adapted by Don McKellar. Amazon.in - Buy Cecita book online at best prices in India on Amazon.in. However, he then steals the blind man's car. The film per se is not amazing, but if confronted with the book it is taken from, Saramago's "ensaio sobre a cegueira", it is quite bad. Anxiety over the availability of food undermines morale and introduces conflict between the prison's wards, as the soldiers who guard the camp become increasingly hostile. The more dehumanizing things get, the fiercer she becomes. He was a writer, known for Blindness (2008), Enemy (2013) and O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo. A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness. He was married to Pilar del Río and Ilda Reis. Un romanzo fantastico giocato sulla metafora della cecità dove gli istinti bestiali, la ferocia irrazionale, la sopraffazione gratuita si rivelano i tratti tipici della natura umana. He died on June 18, 2010 in Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. JustWatch makes it easy to find out where you can legally watch your favorite movies & TV shows online. Amazon.ca - Buy Blindness at a low price; free shipping on qualified orders. Sono tutti diventati ciechi e l'intera città, e forse il mondo intero, sono in preda alla totale anarchia. "[45], The film appeared on some critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2008. Nella prima corsia occupata si ritrovano molti dei pazienti che il medico ha avuto nel suo ultimo giorno di visite, e inoltre anche il ladro che ha rubato l'auto al primo cieco. At this point, the "white sickness" has become international, with hundreds of cases reported every day. "[49] The National Federation of the Blind announced plans to picket theaters in at least 21 states, in the largest protest in the organization's 68-year history. You usually cut when someone looks over. The film is an adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name by the Portuguese author José Saramago. "[47], The film has been strongly criticized by several organizations representing the blind community. Blindness premiered as the opening film at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2008, and was released in Canada as part of the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2008. Il 3 ottobre 2008 è uscito nelle sale degli Stati Uniti e nelle settimane e mesi seguenti in tutto il resto del mondo. "[9], With only one character's point of view available, Meirelles sought to switch the points-of-view throughout the film, seeing three distinct stylistic sections. The doctor and his wife invite their new "family" to their apartment, where they establish a mutually supportive long-term home. A man with a handgun appoints himself "king" of his ward, and takes control of the food deliveries, first demanding the other wards' valuables, and then for the women to have sex with their men. I diritti per il romanzo di Saramago dal quale è tratto questo film, sono stati ottenuti dopo non pochi sforzi[1]. [9], The cast and crew included 700 extras who had to be trained to simulate blindness. Il gesto, apparentemente generoso, si scoprirà essere la premessa per il furto della stessa auto. Cecità (titolo originale, in lingua portoghese: Ensaio sobre a Cegueira, letteralmente Saggio sulla cecità) è un romanzo dello scrittore e premio Nobel per la letteratura portoghese José Saramago, pubblicato nel 1995. Film is all about point of view, and in this film there is none. Un film ben fatto, soprattutto se teniamo conto che si basa su quel gran capolavoro del romanzo di Saramago, "Cecità". L'ambasciatore del Portogallo S.E. Ovviamente, come spesso accade, il film delude un po' rispetto al libro ma io credo che questo sia un lavoro di tutto rispetto con una buona regia e attori ben scelti. Blindness (Portuguese: Ensaio sobre a cegueira, meaning Essay on Blindness) is a novel by the Portuguese author José Saramago.It is one of Saramago's most famous novels, along with The Gospel According to Jesus Christ and Baltasar and Blimunda.In 1998, Saramago received the Nobel Prize for Literature, and Blindness was one of his works noted by the committee when announcing the award. The next day, the doctor goes blind, and recognizes that the blindness must be caused by a communicable disease. The director concluded the switching with the combination of the perspective of the Doctor's Wife and the narrative of the Man with the Black Eye Patch. "[48] A press release from the American Council of the Blind said "...it is quite obvious why blind people would be outraged over this movie. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. They are joined by several others, including the driver, the thief, and other patients of the doctor. [20] Filming began in early July in São Paulo and Guelph. McKellar believed they had succeeded where others had failed because they properly researched Saramago; he was suspicious of the film industry and had therefore resisted other studios' efforts to obtain the rights through large sums of money alone. Le condizioni igieniche del posto finiranno per condannare l'uomo ferito, nonostante gli sforzi del medico e di sua moglie. Il soggetto è tratto dal romanzo del 1995 Cecità di José Saramago. Prima di parlare di Cecità vorrei spendere due parole sul suo scrittore. Bill White of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer named it the 5th best film of 2008,[46] and Marc Savlov of The Austin Chronicle named it the 8th best film of 2008. "[12] He also found that a New York City test screening expressed concern about a victim in the film failing to take revenge; Meirelles ascribed this as a reflection of what Americans have learned to expect in their cinema. [35] According to Rotten Tomatoes, 44% of 160 critics have given the film a positive review, and the average rating is 5.3/10. Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "The National Federation of the Blind condemns and deplores this film, which will do substantial harm to the blind of America and the world. "[38] Justin Chang of Variety described the film: "Blindness emerges onscreen both overdressed and undermotivated, scrupulously hitting the novel's beats yet barely approximating, so to speak, its vision." McKellar believed viewers would by that point have already grasped the symbolism and didn't want the script to seem heavy-handed. Blindness (novel), a 1995 novel by Portuguese author José Saramago Blindness (2008 film), a 2008 film adaptation of the 1995 novel Blindness (2016 film), a 2016 Polish film "Blindness", a song by Metric from the 2009 album Fantasies [27] Blindness premiered as the opening film at the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2008,[28] where it received a "tepid reception". La moglie non raccoglie i consigli del marito di allontanarsi, datosi il sospetto del carattere contagioso di questa strana cecità, e quando il marito viene prelevato a casa con le premure riservate a chi non deve essere avvicinato senza precauzioni, lei lo segue e per potergli stare vicino si finge cieca. The survivors who escape the building discover that the guards have abandoned their posts, and they venture out into the city. La cecità cancella ogni pietà e fa precipitare nella barbarie, scatenando un brutale istinto di sopravvivenza. The doctor's wife leads her husband and a few others from their ward in search of food and shelter. Uno di questi si offre di aiutarlo guidandogli la sua macchina fino a casa. Amazon.ca - Buy Blindness - Cecita' at a low price; free shipping on qualified orders. Actor Christian Duurvoort from Meirelles' City of God led a series of workshops to coach the cast members. He also toned down the visual cues in his screenplay, such as the "brilliant milky whiteness" of blindness described in the novel. Use features. It reminded me of George A Romero's Night of the Living Dead, and Peter Shaffer's absurdist stage-play Black Comedy. E, come in una giungla, la pandemia rende gli esseri umani improvvisamente spietati. McKellar explained the changes he intended to make from the novel and what the focus would be, and two days later he and Fichman left Saramago's home with the rights. But it's a very subtle thing. "[51], "Fall Movie Summer Preview, September: Blindness. [42], Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian called it "an intelligent, tightly constructed, supremely confident adaptation": "Meirelles, along with screenwriter Don McKellar and cinematographer Cesar Charlone, have created an elegant, gripping and visually outstanding film. [50] José Saramago has described his novel as allegorically depicting "a blindness of rationality". Meirelles ascribed the problem to a rape scene that takes place partway through the film, and edited the scene to be much shorter in the final cut. [39] Roger Ebert called Blindness "one of the most unpleasant, not to say unendurable, films I've ever seen. Use features. Despite the praise, Garrett wrote that Meirelles' talent at portraying real-life injustice in City of God and The Constant Gardener did not suit him for directing the "heightened reality" of Saramago's social commentary. She tends to be at her best when the world is at its worst. Saramago originally refused to sell the rights for a film adaptation, but the producers were able to acquire it with the condition that the film would be set in an unnamed and unrecognizable city. "[44], The Boston Globe's Wesley Morris raved about the leading actress: "Julianne Moore is a star for these terrible times. Blindness is a 2008 English-language thriller film about a society that suffers an epidemic of blindness. [9] Saramago explained, "I always resisted because it's a violent book about social degradation, rape, and I didn't want it to fall into the wrong hands." McKellar cut one of the last lines in the novel from his screenplay: "I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind. Questa è restata fortunatamente com'era, e così, anche grazie a un'abbondante pioggia che regala l'acqua necessaria per pulirsi, i sette possono finalmente darsi una sistemata e fare anche una cena "quasi normale", concedendosi persino un brindisi con una bottiglia di "preziosissima" acqua frizzante. "[18], Don McKellar said about adapting the story, "None of the characters even have names or a history, which is very untraditional for a Hollywood story. "[23] Similar to the book, blindness in the film serves as a metaphor for human nature's dark side: "prejudice, selfishness, violence and willful indifference. McKellar knew he wanted a stylistically adept director and didn't want to be too prescriptive, preferring only to hint at an approach. [37] Of the film critics from the Screen International Cannes critics jury, Alberto Crespi of the Italian publication L'Unità, Michel Ciment of French film magazine Positif and Dohoon Kim of South Korean film publication Cine21, all gave the film zero points (out of four). Il brasiliano Meirelles, che da tempo aveva in mente di portare sullo schermo questo romanzo, al quale fu affidata la regia, fu così libero di ambientarla al presente. Approfittando del fatto di possedere una pistola, dapprima fanno razzia di ogni prezioso e poi, non avendo più nulla da depredare, decidono di consegnare il cibo solo a quelle corsie che avranno offerto le proprie donne al loro piacere. Meirelles said several actors he talked to were intimidated by the concept of playing characters without names: "I offered the film to some actors who said, 'I can't play a character with no name, with no history, with no past. This page was last edited on 31 December 2020, at 16:03. Some women were really angry with the film, and I thought, 'Wow, maybe I crossed the line.' Meirelles ensures that the obviousness of the symbolism (in the global village the blind need guidance!) When you have two characters in a dialogue, emotion is expressed by the way people look at each other, through the eyes. Nel corso della successiva estate vi sono state altre première in vari Paesi del mondo e in altri due festival: il Toronto Film Festival e l'Atlantic Film Festival di Halifax. [25] Pathé acquired UK and French rights to distribute the film,[26] and Miramax Films won U.S. distribution rights with its $5 million bid. Chang thought that Julianne Moore gave a strong performance but did not feel that the film captured the impact of Saramago's novel. This is bold, masterly, film-making. Directed by Fernando Meirelles. Visit JustWatch for more information. Tornata la moglie, l'uomo viene accompagnato subito da un oculista che non trova spiegazioni all'accaduto e lo rimanda a un consulto il giorno seguente. He described the novel as "very allegorical, like a fantasy outside of space, outside the world", and he instead took a naturalistic direction in engaging audiences to make the film less "cold. Blind but seeing. Saramago è un autore che o si ama o si odia: nel mio caso ho amato quest’opera. Around the city, more citizens are struck blind, causing widespread panic, and the government organizes a quarantine for the blind in a derelict asylum. See reviews & details on a wide selection of Blu-ray & DVDs, both new & used. José Saramago è stato uno scrittore, giornalista, drammaturgo, poeta e critico letterario portoghese, insignito del Premio Nobel per la letteratura nel 1998. This is "Booktrailer: Cecità di Josè Saramago" by Margherita Sartor on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Non c'è elettricità, acqua corrente, niente di niente, solo caos. Quanto al set per gli esterni si optò su San Paolo per il fatto che al pubblico statunitense, così come quello europeo, risulta essere una metropoli poco conosciuta, dunque difficilmente individuabile. The film, like the novel, directly addresses sight and point of view and asks you to see things from a different perspective." [21] Filming also took place in Montevideo, Uruguay. Sporcizia e abbandono, morte e sciacallaggio di ogni tipo; l'umanità, persa la vista, sembra essere regredita a uno stato selvaggio. [31] The film also opened at the Atlantic Film Festival on September 11, 2008,[32] and had its North American theatrical release on October 3, 2008. Blindness - Cecità (Blindness) è un film del 2008 diretto da Fernando Meirelles. Cecità (Italian Edition) – Kindle edition by José Saramago, Rita Desti. Fabiana Guglielmetti as Mother of the Boy. Forse l'unico modo di apprezzare Cecità, il film d'apertura di Cannes 2008, è ignorare l'esistenza dello scrittore portoghese Josè Saramago. [46], Meirelles screened Blindness privately for Saramago. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations, and assaulting women. [15] Conditions set by Saramago were for the film to be set in a country that would not be recognizable to audiences,[16] and that the canine in the novel, the Dog of Tears, should be a big dog. Un romanzo fantastico giocato sulla metafora della cecità dove gli istinti bestiali, la ferocia irrazionale, la sopraffazione gratuita si rivelano i tratti tipici della natura umana. La cecità sta effettivamente dilagando e le autorità hanno deciso di isolare i contagiati in strutture sicure. Saramago originally refused to sell the rights to Meirelles, Whoopi Goldberg, or Gael García Bernal. Alcune scene sono poi state girate anche a Montevideo e a Guelph nell'Ontario, oltre che nella città di Osasco che fa parte dell'area metropolitana di San Paolo. [8] While the completed script was mostly faithful to the novel, McKellar went through several drafts that were not. La speranza che l'incubo della cecità sia finito fa esplodere di gioia tutti quanti. Blind people do not behave like uncivilized, animalized creatures. Blindness debuttò come film d'apertura al Festival di Cannes del 2008 e uscì poi nelle sale negli Stati Uniti nell'ottobre dello stesso anno. Producer Niv Fichman explained Meirelles' intent: "He was inspired by [Saramago's] great masterwork to create a microcosm of the world. The director began with an omniscient vantage point, transited to the intact viewpoint of the doctor's wife, and changed again to the Man with the Black Eye Patch, who connects the quarantined to the outside world with stories. [17] The director also sought a different allegorical approach. Meirelles chose to make a contemporary film so audiences could relate to the characters. One of the women is killed by her assailant, and the doctor's wife retaliates, killing the "king" with a pair of scissors. Fernando d'Oliveira Neves e Paolo Flores d'Arcais, direttore di Micromega e amico del premio Nobel, ricordano lo… He attempted to reconnect with what originally drew him to the novel: what he called its "existential simplicity". "[41], Stephen Garrett of Esquire complimented Meirelles' unconventional style: "Meirelles [honors] the material by using elegant, artful camera compositions, beguiling sound design and deft touches of digital effects to accentuate the authenticity of his cataclysmic landscape." "[9], Prior to public release, Meirelles screened Blindness to test audiences. Questa pagina è stata modificata per l'ultima volta il 6 gen 2021 alle 17:27. [9] One technique was reacting to others as a blind person, whose reactions are usually different from those of a sighted person. The novel defines its characters by little more than their present actions; doing the same for the adaptation became "an interesting exercise" for McKellar. Honeycutt criticized the film's two viewpoints: Julianne Moore's character, the only one who can see, is slow to act against atrocities, and the behavior of Danny Glover's character comes off as "slightly pompous". La moglie del medico è presumibilmente l'unica vedente rimasta, e lo spettacolo che può ammirare non è invidiabile. Dopo alcune resistenze di ordine morale, la fame ha il sopravvento e, per il bene di tutti, anche nella corsia del medico, parte delle donne si offre al turpe scambio. Nella forma di un racconto fantastico, Saramago . Gli ospiti della struttura aumentano a dismisura e la sporcizia e il caos hanno il sopravvento. If he was already blind, how could they diagnose him as being affected with the disease? And things are pretty bad in "Blindness," a perversely enjoyable, occasionally harrowing adaptation of José Saramago's 1995 disaster allegory. Dopo aver audacemente trovato da mangiare e aver passato la prima notte in un negozio, i sette si dirigono a casa del medico. Quest'ultimo, per aver allungato troppo le mani, viene ferito dal tacco a spillo di una ragazza che continua a indossare gli occhiali scuri prescritti per curare la congiuntivite di cui soffriva prima di diventare cieca. A seemingly kind passerby offers to drive him home. It responds to the novel's notes of apocalypse and dystopia, and its disclosure of a spiritual desert within the modern city, but also to its persistent qualities of fable, paradox and even whimsy." Blindness, budgeted at $25 million as part of a Brazilian and Canadian co-production, was slated to begin filming in summer 2007 in the towns of São Paulo and Guelph. Meirelles described the intent: "It's about image, the film, and vision, so I thought it makes sense to create, not a history of painting, because it's not, but having different ways of seeing things, from Rembrandt to these very contemporary artists. He wanted it cast in a way to represent all of humanity. When a hazmat crew arrives to pick up the doctor, his wife lies that she has also gone blind in order to accompany him. Un uomo, mentre è fermo a un semaforo alla guida della sua automobile, diventa improvvisamente cieco. Li abbassa e vede la città. In the asylum, the doctor and his wife are first to arrive and agree they will keep her sight a secret. : Cecità: Letto da Sergio Rubini (Audible Audio Edition): José Saramago, Sergio Rubini, Emons Edizioni: Books. La cecità cancella ogni pietà e fa precipitare nella barbarie, scatenando un brutale istinto di sopravvivenza. I just think what my character wants. Another significantly changed the chronology. I degenti dovranno autogestirsi e l'unico contatto con l'esterno risulterà la consegna dei pasti, mentre per chi solo si avvicinerà alle uscite è stato dato ordine ai militari di guardia di sparare. Society has collapsed, with the city's population reduced to an aimless, zombie-like struggle to survive. In the ensuing chaos, the building catches fire, with many inmates dying. Il cibo è sempre meno e gli occupanti di una camerata si organizzano assumendosi arbitrariamente l'incarico di ritirarlo e distribuirlo/razionarlo loro. "[12] Meirelles set the film in a contemporary large city, seemingly under a totalitarian government, as opposed to the novel that he believed took place in the 1940s (actually, the book is more likely to take place in the 80s or later, as evident by the fact that the characters stumble upon a store with modern appliances like microwave ovens and dishwashers, and referral to AIDS as a feared disease). Director Fernando Meirelles had wanted to direct a film adaptation in 1997, perceiving it as "an allegory about the fragility of civilization". Filming continued through autumn of 2007. Con il passare del tempo l'impresa diventa quasi impossibile. Especially in the cut, the edit. Meirelles chose an international cast. Un piccolo gruppetto di sette ciechi, usciti dall'isolamento, si avventura nella città sotto la guida della moglie del medico.