How interesting for a film maker—whom one presumes to be among the more visually oriented of us—to choose the subject of blindness to portray with film. It is the sound editing perhaps that they are unleashed to focus on, as the subjects of Notturno are blind women who recount childhood visions of theirs--with a visual sense they all once had.
These seem to be old memories – and at times the screen lets in images that match the story the women are telling. One woman, is recounting what surreal looks like when you don’t see. Then, we hear what someone looks like to a blind woman’s hands as she feels the contours of a face.
Flying Film Festival Short
Only 15 minutes in length, Notturno left this writer feeling like the onset of visuals was almost a distraction for what the women saw.
A society for the blind in Milan was a consultant on this film. It is effective and attention-getting.
At the time of this writing, the best way to see all these short films in the Flying Film Festival is to book a flight on Swiss International Airles. Stay tuned to these pages for updates on how to find these films after this juried festival closes.
November and December 2017
SWISS Long-Haul flights
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Stay tuned for more information on where to find these films after the festival ends.