Slepé lásky / Blind Loves (Slovakia, 2008)

directed by Juraj Lehotský, documentary, 77 min, eng subtitles


Blind Loves is a film about love between blind people. Love can be soft, love can be silly, love can be blind at times... To find one's place in this world is not an easy thing to do for people with good sight, but how much more difficult can it get for somebody who is blind? The "view" of blind persons is often pure and essential, and very often witty. It uncovers new dimensions to the meaning of happiness.

Somewhere in between documentary and fiction, the film, director Juraj Lehotský's full length debut shot over almost five years, unveils stories of the search for love by Peter, Miro, Elena and Zuzana, all born with no sight. Thanks to the CICAE award (Cannes Film Festival) and many other prizes, Blind Loves is the most successful Slovak film of recent times.

"It's a film that puts a smile in your heart, and you don't need eyes for it." (Ray Bennet, The Hollywood Reporter)


Directors' Fortnight, Cannes 2008 (CICAE Art Cinema Award)
Zurich Film Festival 2008 (Golden Eye for the Best Documentary film)
Festival of European Films in Essonne 2008 (Grand Prix Cinessonne)
Motovun Film Festival 2008 (FIPRESCI Prize)
Songes d'une nuit, Paris 2008 (Best Documentary Film)
IFF Karlovy Vary (first documentary film in the festival's history to receive the Audience Award)