Black Sun Boxshot
Black Sun
UK 2005
Length / Main Feature: 70 minutes
Sound: Original Stereo
1.78:1 16x9 Enhanced
Language: English
PAL R0  
buyRRP: £12.99
Release Date: 12th Nov 2007
Second Run DVD 032
Gary Tarn's remarkable film Black Sun, winner of many international awards and co-produced by Alfonso Cuarón (Y tu mamá también, Children of Men) and John Battsek (One Day in September), 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.

With this portrait of an unique man and his extraordinary reaction to a life-changing trauma, Tarn has created an expressionist film whose power lies in visualising a world from the perspective of the blind de Montalembert. Part- survivor's testimony, part- philosophical meditation on the nature of perception, Black Sun is a celebration of life that makes us see the world anew.

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Special Features
- Director approved digital transfer with restored image and sound.
- Anamorphic 16:9 enhanced for widescreen televisions.
- Booklet featuring a new essay by writer and curator Gareth Evans.

Edited, Produced and Directed by Gary Tarn

Story and Narration - Hugues de Montalembert

Co-Producer - John Battsek

Executive Producers - Alfonso Cuarón, Andrew Ruhemann and Frida Torresblanco

Original Music - Gary Tarn

Cinematography - Gary Tarn

". it's one of the boldest, most beautiful and haunting films to have appeared from anywhere.An extraordinary evocation." Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph

"A work for all places and times; for anyone who seeks fully to live, to engage, it is indeed essential viewing" Time Out *****

"Rarely have the concepts of identity, memory, faith and hope been explored with such poetic courage"
David Parkinson, Empire * * * *

"A poetic, sensitive and beautifully shot meditation on a triumphant life without vision" Evening Standard

"A valuable filmic essay, to set alongside the writings of Oliver Sacks" The Guardian

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