Saramago’s Blindness Now a Film


I saw today that the novel Blindness by Jose Saramago, which I previously read and reviewed, has been turned into a movie.  Starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, it was selected to be the opening movie at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.  Julianne Moore plays “the doctor’s wife”, who is the only one to retain her sight as an epidemic of blindess engulfs a town.  While disorder, chaos, and violence overtakes the community, she fakes blindness so she can stay with, and care for, her husband.

I rated the novel Blindness a 3.5 last may.  Read my review here.  There is also a sequal, which I have not read, called Sight. 

Check out the IMDB page for the movie here.

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