Black Sun • 1h 9m
Presented by Alfonso Cuarón (Roma, Gravity, Children of Men) 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