The Norwegian film “Blind,” which premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah last week, ended up winning the prize for best script. Director Eskil Vogt was delighted with the festival’s World Cinema Screenwriting Award.
The film, which tells the story of a woman who’s suddenly blinded and seeks refuge in her own home, was among several Norwegian films chosen to be shown at Sundance. It will also be shown at the Berlin International Film Festival, which runs from February 6-16.
Vogt had already traveled home to Norway to celebrate his daughter’s first birthday when the prize was announced over the weekend, so he wasn’t there to collect it, but he offered thanks via a video link. Vogt called the prize “important” and a “big pat on the back, not just for me, but for the entire team and the actors who have made the screenplay prize-worthy.”
The film is scheduled to open in Norwegian cinemas on February 28.