Movie Poster Monday: Fernando Meirelles’ BLINDNESS

By at July 7, 2008 | 12:44 pm | Print

The movie poster campaign for Blindness has really caught our eye, no joke intended. The stark whiteness that blankets all the artwork for this Cannes opener is both arresting and plot appropriate. (click the poster for the large version)

Blindness Movie Poster

The plot is simple: An epidemic of white blindness has rendered the population visionless. Except for one woman…

Our friend Colin at Get the Big Picture clued us in to a beautiful series of character posters featuring the major players, each with a “blind” philosophy: “Love is blind,” “Hope is blind,” etc. You can check out the entire series starting with this one at the Internet Movie Poster Awards site.

DIRECTOR: Fernando Meirelles, who broke through internationally with the unflinching inner-city crime bio City of God and followed up with the film adapation of John LeCarre’s The Constant Gardner.

WRITER: Canadian writer-actor Don McKellar, who’s penned Childstar, The Red Violin, the way underrated Last Night and Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, among others. McKellar’s script is based on the novel by the Portuguese writer Jose Saramago.

CAST: Just check the poster. Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal

RELEASE DATES: Blindness hits theaters in Israel first (August 28), then Meirelles’ home nation of Brazil (September 12). After a Toronto Film Festival screening, a limited US release will begin September 19, with a wider offering September 26. For all of you in the rest of the world, look for Blindness in October and November.

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