Blind Vaysha

Blind Vaysha

Director: Theodore Ushev

Screening time: 14.04.2017. 16:00

Screening location: Kino Tuškanac

Runtime: 8 min

Awards: Festivals and awards: Academy Awards, USA 2017 – Nominated for Best Animated Short Film, Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation- Ottawa International Animation Film Festival, Jury Prize & Junior Prize of the DayAnnecy 2016, Toronto International Film Festival 2016, Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2016, Berlin International Film Festival 2016, Gryphon Award Generator +18 (Animation) - Giffoni Film Festival, Special Mention for the Best Short Animation of International Competition - Festival du nouveau cinéma 2016, Best Animated Short for Ages 12 and Up - Seattle Children's Film Festival 2017

Synopsis:

Vaysha is not like other young girls; she was born with one green eye and one brown eye. But her odd eyes aren’t the only thing that’s special about her gaze. Her left eye sees only the past. Her right, only the future. Like a terrible curse, Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from living in the present. Blinded by what was and tormented by what will be, she remains trapped between two irreconcilable temporalities. “Blind Vaysha,” they called her.

In this metaphoric tale of timeless wisdom and beauty, filmmaker Theodore Ushev reminds us of the importance of living in present moment.

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