A drawing of a young boy with an oversized head, a character from BLA BLA, an interactive website produced by Vincent Morisset in 2011.

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The National Film Board of Canada announces the theatrical release, on December 7, of Les yeux noirs

Press release


A film by Nicola Lemay
Produced by Marc Bertrand ( NFB)

Les yeux noirs ( Private Eyes) will be screened before Nicolas Noël – Mon histoire magique in the following theatres:

Cinéma Beaubien (Montreal)
Méga-Plex Guzzo Marché central (Montreal)
Méga-Plex Guzzo Pont-Viau (Laval)
Méga-Plex Guzzo (Terrebonne)
Cinéma Le Clap (Quebec)
Cinéma Carrefour du Nord (St-Jérôme)
Méga-Plex Guzzo Jacques-Cartier (Longueuil)

Produced by Marc Bertrand and directed by Nicola Lemay, this animated short film has taken on an extraordinary challenge: to enable filmgoers to experience the world of the blind. The audience accompanies Mathew, a little boy who cannot see but whose other senses are very sharp, as he searches everywhere for the birthday present his parents have hidden.

Matthew has a secret power: he can see in the dark! He's a super detective who uncovers clues using only his senses of sound, smell, taste and touch. Matthew's current mission is to find out what birthday present his parents are planning to give him. With his remarkable powers of observation, the mystery is soon solved. In Private Eyes, popular children's book author Gilles Tibo and animator Nicola Lemay team up to open viewers' eyes to what it's like living with a visual impairment. Also available in 3D.

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB's award-winning content can be seen at NFB.ca and on apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV. Canada's public producer and distributor since 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 6 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.



Nadine Viau, NFB Publicist
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Lily Robert, Director, Corporate Communications, NFB
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E-mail: l.robert@nfb.ca