‘Blind Spot’ to compete at the San Sebastian Film Festival

The Norwegian film Blind Spot has been selected to compete at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival.

Directed by Tuva Novotny, the film is about a mother’s struggle to understand the capacity of her teenage daughter’s mental illness. The film explores grey zones in mental illness that are hard to discover as a parent, while simultaneously problematising present-day ideals that seem only to be built around happiness and success. The film was shot in one take. 

Director Tuva Novotny comments on the selection: “I am so very thankful that the Festival of San Sebastián has given Blind Spot a place in their program. To me, San Sebastian has always shown great integrity in their selection of movies and moviemakers, and it is a true honour to participate.”

Novotny is an acclaimed actress, who has had leading roles in Jalla! Jalla! (2000), The King’s Choice (2016), Nobel (2016) and Borg/McEnroe (2017). Most recently, she starred alongside Natalie Portman in Annihilation for Netflix. Blind Spot is her directorial debut. 

The San Sebastian Film Festival runs from the 21st until the 29th of September 2018. 

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.