The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

Teemu Nikki’s exercise in subjective POV is radical, insofar as we stick to Jaakko’s reduced radius throughout the entire film. Jaakko’s face and words saturate the landscape without falling into redundancy, thanks also to Petri Poikolainanen’s authentic performance – he plays himself! The main achievement of a film that is simultaneously a romance and a road movie is the ability to convey empathy and avoid compassion. On the contrary, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic is a cry against compassion, and faces the banality of evil in letting the joyful force of despair prevail. Nikki is smart enough to tell a story that also speaks of cinema and virtuality, of cinephilia and its passion. The ultimate exercise that this film provides to us, not without some Nordic humour, would be to perceive cinema and cinephilia through the figure of a blind man on a wheelchair…

Teemu Nikki | FIN 2021 | 82’ | CH-Distribution: Cineworx
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