Black Sun

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Presented by Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También) and co-produced by John Battsek (Searching for Sugar Man, One Day in September), Black Sun tells the story of Hugues de Montalembert, a French artist and filmmaker living in New York, who was blinded during a violent assault in 1978.
Combining de Montalembert's audio narrative with signature 16mm visuals, the film articulates the immediate and longer-term consequences of the attack as de Montalembert reflects on his perception of the world. A portrait of an unique man and his remarkable reaction to a life-changing trauma, Black Sun is a poetic cinematic meditation on an extraordinary life without vision.

WINNER
CPH:DOX GRAND PRIX 2006

WINNER
NEWPORT FF 2006 GRAND JURY

WINNER
SARASOTA FF 2006 SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

NOMINATED
BAFTA CARL FOREMAN AWARD 2007

NOMINATED
BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
BEST DOCUMENTARY 2006

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Black Sun

Presented by Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También) and co-produced by John Battsek (Searching for Sugar Man, One Day in September), Black Sun tells the story of Hugues de Montalembert, a French artist and filmmaker living in New York, who was blinded during a violent assault in 1978.
Combining de Montalembert's audio narrative with signature 16mm visuals, the film articulates the immediate and longer-term consequences of the attack as de Montalembert reflects on his perception of the world. A portrait of an unique man and his remarkable reaction to a life-changing trauma, Black Sun is a poetic cinematic meditation on an extraordinary life without vision.

WINNER
CPH:DOX GRAND PRIX 2006

WINNER
NEWPORT FF 2006 GRAND JURY

WINNER
SARASOTA FF 2006 SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

NOMINATED
BAFTA CARL FOREMAN AWARD 2007

NOMINATED
BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
BEST DOCUMENTARY 2006

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