The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic
DIRECTOR: Teemu Nikki
CAST: Petri Poikolainen, Marjaana Maijala, Samuli Jaskio, Rami Rusinen, Hannamaija Nikander, Matti Onnismaa
22 May 2022
The brightest days in Jaakko’s (Petri Poikolainen) life are the ones he spends on the phone with Sirpa (Marjana Maijaala). Jaakko is blind and disabled and he has never met the love of his life in person. Sirpa is gravely ill with cancer, and the two spend as much of their days as they can on the phone, talking about everything from the severity of their illnesses to which Friends character they would be (both: Chandler). When Sirpa’s cancer takes a sudden turn for the worse, Jaako decides to embark on a three-hour solo trip to visit her, despite the many daunting obstacles he will face along the way. This intense, atypical thriller tenderly tells the story of a man willing to do all it takes to reach the one he loves.
Feature Narrative Competition and Best Actor (Petri Poikolainen) - El Gouna Film Festival, 2021 Best Actor (Petri Poikolainen) and nominated Best Film - Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, 2021 Most Promising Film Project - Norwegian International Film Festival, 2021 Audience Award - Armani Beauty (Orizzonti Extra) - Venice Film Festival, 2021