Vaysha, l'aveugle / Blind Vaysha
Theodore UshevCanada / 2016 / 8' 0''
Europa Cinema, 19:30 h
Europa Cinema, 13:00 h
Blind Vaysha doesn’t see the present. She was born with a left eye that only sees the past and a right eye that only sees the future. This story is a metaphor for our struggle to live in the moment; how we seek comfort in memories of the past or in hope brought on by the future.
Born in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, Theodore Ushev first made a name for himself as a poster artist in his native country before settling in Montreal in 1999. In Montreal, Ushev worked in the multimedia industry and then found fruitful creative soil at the National Film Board of Canada, where he has made more than 10 films to date, including Lipsett Diaries (2010), about the tortured life and art of the acclaimed experimental filmmaker, and the Academy Award-nominated short Blind Vaysha (2016). Ushev’s films have won more than 150 awards and mentions and have screened in many retrospectives.
National Film Board of Canada
categoriesGrand Competition Short Film 1