Blind Spot (Blindsone), the debut feature by Tuva Novotny which was filmed in a single 98 minute take, has been invited by the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival (21 – 29 September) to compete for the Golden Shell in its main competition programme.
Starring Pia Tjelta and Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Blind Spot follows a mother’s struggle to understand the crisis her daughter is going through, and in so doing places a spotlight on mental health care for Norwegian youths and asks how we can help them to open up about their suffering.
Tuva Novotny said: “I am very grateful that the San Sebastian Film Festival has given Blind Spot a place in the main programme. For me, San Sebastian has always shown great integrity in their choice of films and filmmakers, so it’s a great honour to be invited.”
Meanwhile, Neon Heart by Laurits Flensted-Jensen will compete at San Sebastian for the Kutxabank New Directors Award with a story about three people chasing life and each other. In fragments of the past and present, the film follows its protagonists on a journey of taboos and desires.