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Window of the Soul (2001)

Janela da Alma (original title)
Nineteen people with differing degrees of visual impairment - from mild nearsightedness to total blindness - discuss how they see themselves, how they see others and how they perceive the ... See full summary »

Directors:

João Jardim, Walter Carvalho (co-director)
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5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Credited cast:
Evgen Bavcar Evgen Bavcar ... Self
Raimunda da Conceição Filha Raimunda da Conceição Filha ... Self (Gabriel's Mother)
Felipe Felipe ... Self (Baby)
Gabriel Gabriel ... Self (Baby)
Arnaldo Godoy Arnaldo Godoy ... Self
Walter Lima Jr. Walter Lima Jr. ... Self
Hermeto Paschoal ... Self
João Ubaldo Ribeiro João Ubaldo Ribeiro ... Self
Oliver Sacks ... Self
Verônica de Jesus Santos Verônica de Jesus Santos ... Self (Felipe's Mother)
José Saramago ... Self
Hanna Schygulla ... Self
Marieta Severo ... Self
Agnès Varda ... Self
Wim Wenders ... Self
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Nineteen people with differing degrees of visual impairment - from mild nearsightedness to total blindness - discuss how they see themselves, how they see others and how they perceive the world. Writer and Nobel laureate José Saramago, musician Hermeto Paschoal, filmmaker Wim Wenders, blind Franco-Slovenian photographer Evgen Bavcar, neurologist Oliver Sacks, actress Marieta Severo, blind city councilman Arnaldo Godoy, among others, make personal and surprising revelations about various aspects of vision - the physiological working of the eye; the use of glasses and what it means about personality; the meaning of seeing or not seeing in a world saturated by images; and, also, the importance of emotions in transforming reality if, that is, there is such a thing common to all. Unusual images, of burning trees or empty deserts, link the interviews, which vary from deep to funny to poetic. Written by Anonymous

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The many ways of seen
9 August 2002 | by cesargananianSee all my reviews

One of the best films of the year and an unusual documentary about great minds discussing that sometimes fisics problems may increase our criative instint and propose many ways of seen the world.. After the session we look all the way home, serching for images ironicle olds and news.


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7 June 2004 (Germany) See more »

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