An intense movie, shot from a blind man’s perspective. An atypical action/thriller film about a man who has to go through hell to reach his loved one. Jaakko is blind and disabled; the brightest moments in his day are those on the phone with Sirpa, the woman he loves even though they’ve never met in person. When Sirpa gets difficult news, Jaakko decides he must go to her immediately, even if none of his usual caretakers can accompany him. After all, he only needs the help of five kind strangers in five specific places between home and her...what could go wrong?
Golden Orange | Antalya Golden Orange FF, Turkey, 2021
Golden Star | El Gouna FF, Egypt, 2021
Eurimages Project Lab Award | Norwegian IFF, Norway, 2020
Audience Award | Venice IFF, Italy, 2021
CAST & CREW
Jani Pösö, Teemu Nikki
Director of Photography
Sami Kiiski, Heikki Kossi
Petri Poikolainen, Marjaana Maijala, Samuli Jaskio, Rami Rusinen
It’s Alive Films
Teemu Nikki is a prolific self-educated, award-winning filmmaker and son of a pig farmer from Sysmä, Finland. The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic is Nikki’s fifth feature film. He has also directed over 20 short films, which have gained recognition at film festivals all around the world and 3 popular TV-series. Together with Jani Pösö, he runs It’s Alive Films, one of the most active production companies in Finland. Nikki’s style is best described as a good-willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity. He has never seen the movie Titanic.
A Mate (2007), Play God (doc., 2010), A Perfect Day (short, 2011), A Fish Story (short, 2011), The Closet (short, 2012), Simo Times Three (2012), Behind The Curtain (short, 2013), Tits (short, 2014), Lovemilla (2015), The Log (short, 2015), Fantasy (short, 2015), Mental (2016), Euthanizer (2017), Cleaning Woman (short, 2018), All Inclusive (short, 2019), NIMBY (2020), The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic (2021).