8.0/10
548
4 user 4 critic

Janela da Alma (2001)

Nineteen people with differing degrees of visual impairment - from mild nearsightedness to total blindness - discuss how they see themselves, how they see others and how they perceive the ... See full summary »

Directors:

João Jardim, Walter Carvalho (co-director)
Reviews
5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Furtado
Stars: Paulo José, Ciça Reckziegel, Douglas Trainini
Entreatos (2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Director João Moreira Salles and a small crew followed Presidential candidate Luís Inácio Lula da Silva's campaign in meetings, rallies, planes, TV debates, with his family, political ... See full summary »

Director: João Moreira Salles
Stars: Lula, José Dirceu, Luís Gushiken
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets.

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Stars: Ana Rita Gurgel, Caio Almeida, Maeve Jinkings
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decided to travel the world for one year, his backpack full of dreams. After ten months on the road, he arrived in Kenya ... See full summary »

Director: Fellipe Barbosa
Stars: João Pedro Zappa, Caroline Abras, Alex Alembe
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Evgen Bavcar Evgen Bavcar ... Himself
Raimunda da Conceição Filha Raimunda da Conceição Filha ... Herself (Gabriel's Mother)
Felipe Felipe ... Himself (Baby)
Gabriel Gabriel ... Himself (Baby)
Arnaldo Godoy Arnaldo Godoy ... Himself
Walter Lima Jr. Walter Lima Jr. ... Himself
Hermeto Paschoal ... Himself
João Ubaldo Ribeiro João Ubaldo Ribeiro ... Himself
Oliver Sacks ... Himself
Verônica de Jesus Santos Verônica de Jesus Santos ... Herself (Felipe's Mother)
José Saramago ... Himself
Hanna Schygulla ... Herself
Marieta Severo ... Herself
Agnès Varda ... Herself
Wim Wenders ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

Nineteen people with differing degrees of visual impairment - from mild nearsightedness to total blindness - discuss how they see themselves, how they see others and how they perceive the world. Writer and Nobel laureate José Saramago, musician Hermeto Paschoal, filmmaker Wim Wenders, blind Franco-Slovenian photographer Evgen Bavcar, neurologist Oliver Sacks, actress Marieta Severo, blind city councilman Arnaldo Godoy, among others, make personal and surprising revelations about various aspects of vision - the physiological working of the eye; the use of glasses and what it means about personality; the meaning of seeing or not seeing in a world saturated by images; and, also, the importance of emotions in transforming reality if, that is, there is such a thing common to all. Unusual images, of burning trees or empty deserts, link the interviews, which vary from deep to funny to poetic. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

brazil | eyesight | See All (2) »

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese | English | French | German | Spanish

Release Date:

7 June 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Seelenfenster - Der Einfluß des Brillentragens auf die Persönlichkeit See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Janela da Alma : an excellent documentary film from Brazil about eyes.
6 February 2009 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

I got a chance to see this film in 2002 at New Delhi during International Film Festival of India 2002.It was on that occasion that I also got a chance to interact with Joao Jardim about his film.It is through eyes that we experience all the good things in life.Our lives would really be meaningless if we don't have eyes or if we are not able to see properly."Janela da Alma" is a marvelous documentary film from Brazil which discusses the important topic of "importance of eyes in the lives of human beings".What makes this intimate documentary worthwhile is its description about eyes both from scientific as well as cultural perspective.Joao Jardim and Walter Carvalho who have made this film show the interviews of various important personalities of cinema in order to let them speak about eyes.We get a chance to see important people related to the field of cinema such as Wim Wenders, Agnes Varda,Jose Saramago and Olivier Sachs.If you are looking for a different kind of documentary film,Janela da Alma would easily be your best choice.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Horror and Thriller Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular horror and thriller movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed