After James (Dan Stevens), a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements—a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car—leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Akerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness. Director Ido Fluk paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James; the vibrant backgrounds and the sun-drenched rooms are captivating in their beauty. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a tale of desire, perception, and what it really means to be blind.
Why We Love It
“A fascinating character study” – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
“A modern fable of love, luck, and the dangers of superficiality” – Joey Nolfi, Entertainment Weekly
“An exceptional performance from Dan Stevens of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Downton Abbey.’ It’s that rare film that’s likely to stick in the memory long after the lights have gone up.” – Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star Telegram
Bonus Features for Blu-ray
- Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Ido Fluk And Writer Sharon Mashihi
- Original Theatrical Trailer