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The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic
The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic starring Petri Poikolainen

Directed by Teemu Nikki, the Finnish film The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic is an intense thriller shot from a blind man’s perspective, starring Petri Poikolainen, a blind and wheelchair-bound actor in a gripping debut performance.

The film had its World Premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Armani Beauty Audience Award, and will make its North American Premiere at the the 2022 SXSW film festival.

The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic is an intense, atypical thriller filmed from the perspective of the blind protagonist, a man who’s willing to go through hell to reach his loved one.

Jaakko is blind and disabled, tethered to his wheelchair. 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?

Watch the trailer for The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic.

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 over the world and three 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 good-willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity. He has never see the movie Titanic.

SXSW Screening Dates & Times
Saturday, March 12 (5p) // Alamo Lamar
Tuesday, March 15 (6:15p; 6:45p) // Violet Crown Cinema
Friday, March 18 (11:30a) // Alamo Lamar
Online Viewing Window: March 13-15

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