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Blind Vaysha - Virtual Reality

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Vaysha is not like other young girls: she was born with one green eye and one brown eye. But her unmatched eyes aren’t all that’s special about her gaze: her left eye sees only the past, and her right eye only the future. Like a terrible curse, Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from living in the present. Blinded by what was and tormented by what will be, she remains trapped between two irreconcilable temporalities. “Blind Vaysha”—that’s what everyone calls her.

Directed by renowned filmmaker and animator Theodore Ushev, Blind Vaysha is adapted from a philosophical short story by Georgi Gospodinov, a leading multidisciplinary author from the younger generation of Bulgarian writers. Using an expressive, powerful style poised midway between religious paintings and linocuts, Ushev reaffirms his virtuosity in visual experimentation, creating a film that is both symbolic and accessible, featuring bucolic European landscapes and Benedictine architecture.

Brilliantly narrated by actress Caroline Dhavernas, Blind Vaysha uses wisdom and humour to tell its metaphorical tale about the difficulty of living in the here and now. Available in 2D and stereoscopic 3D, Blind Vaysha will soon be released in a VR version that allows viewers to forge an immediate and visceral connection with its protagonist.

2017, 08 min 10 s

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