A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.

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Ian
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Eva
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Serrano
Francis Frappat ...
Doctor
João Lagarto ...
Brother Humberto
Alix Planco ...
Ian's Student
António Rolo ...
Ian's Student
Cláudia Soares ...
Ian's Student
Denilson Gomes ...
Ian's Student
Ellie Wallwork ...
Ian's Student
Grace Whitford ...
Ian's Student
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Ian's Student
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Ian's Student
Josua Black ...
Ian's Student
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Ian's Student
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Set in Lisbon, Portugal at an institute for the blind where children are taught to live with their disability, to not take risks, and to be comfortable at all times. Ian a non-conformist teacher who is also blind is hired at the school and introduces revolutionary methods: Rejecting the use of a cane, Ian teaches the children to achieve spatial orientation by using all of their senses including moving by the resonance of sound vibrations (echolocation), instinct, and the creative use of their imagination. Confident and even slightly over-aggressive, Ian charms the children and gives them a reason to hope, though they are always testing and questioning him to prove that he is one of them and never seem quite convinced of his sincerity. Ian's sessions take place right under the window of Eva (Alexandra Maria Lara), an adult patient who never leaves her room and does not speak to anybody. Surprisingly, she becomes one of his most responsive students and there is even a hint of romance. ... Written by Good Edward

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Something magical
10 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Somewhere in the beautiful, sunny Portugal is a house where the visionless learn how to cope with their disability, guided by a man who has mastered the art of living without using your eyes. For you, as a viewer, it's an interesting venture into the world unknown to you, if only a testimony to what you are taking for granted on a daily basis, and therefore, missing.

Jakimowski has a vision, one he stays to throughout the entire movie, without making it seem stale or boring. There's magic here, and a lesson to be learned. It's a movie with a mission, and whatever that mission could be, it's accomplished; it compels you to listen and open your eyes.

Set in the world of the blind, Imagine is the movie the world of the sighted needs to see.


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