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Blind Vaysha (2016)

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The tale of a girl who could see the past and the future simultaneously and respectively with each eye, but never the present.

Director:

Theodore Ushev

Writers:

Georgi Gospodinov (story), Theodore Ushev
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Caroline Dhavernas
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From the moment she was born, Vaysha was a very special girl. With her left eye she can only see into the past, and with her right she can only see the future. The past is familiar and safe, the future is sinister and threatening. The present is a blind spot. Written by anonymous

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PG-13
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vaysha la ciega See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: How could this mother leaning over the cradle imagine that her little girl's eyes would see thing this way? The little Vaysha had been born with a left eye that only saw the past and a right eye that only saw the future
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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Animation (2017) See more »

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Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary - March
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Composed by Henry Purcell
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Unpleasant....
19 February 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is one of two Canadian nominees (the other being Pear Cider and Cigarettes). It's sort of like a very, very dark modern fairy tale. It's a strange tale about a little girl born with two very strange eyes. Through one, she can only see the past and with the other she can only see the future. So, for example, when she sees an adult, they appear in one eye as a small child and in the other incredibly elderly and feeble. As to what all this means, well I was left wondering this when the film ended.

As far as the animation goes, you'll either love it or hate it and it strongly accentuated the darkness of the story. It certainly is NOT a pretty film to watch and many of the animations are a bit horrifying to watch. Like too many shorts this year, I did wonder why it was nominated as well as feeling a bit depressed after seeing it.

I think "Blind Vaysha" is very unlikely to take home the Oscar, as "Piper" is much more of a crowd pleaser and it s sweet little film...without the dark edges the other nominees all see to have in spades!


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