United Kingdom: July 01 2016
Ranking: 322 out of 15,704 movies (up 54)
Pete Middleton and James Spinney directed this documentary tinged fiction, recreating the life of theologian John Hull. The film puts us in the summer of 1983, Hull few days before the birth of his first child completely he loses sight blind. The writer and theologian seek to find an end to his hectic life and start to write a diary on an audiocassette. After telling his experiences, feelings and thoughts, in 1990 he decided to publish the work. Oliver Sacks described the work of Hull as the most extraordinary, accurate, deep and beautiful experience about blindness he had read in his life. A true masterpiece. Spinney and Middleton recreate us some moments of the life of Hull, besides giving us access to original recordings, notes on how blindness affects dreams, memory and carves out a new life, an inner world.