Playing Against The Big Boys

Courtesy HANNA A.W. SLAK

SIGHT UNSEEN: Slak's tense and touching Blind Spot can't find wide distribution

There's a moving scene in Blind Spot, the debut feature from Slovenian director Hanna A.W. Slak, in which a young woman nurses her brother through heroin withdrawal, cradling his head in her arms and soothing him with stories of their childhood. The room dissolves into a bright memory of them holding hands on a rooftop, the older brother telling his sister to jump, trust him, everything will be O.K. It's a tender moment in a dark, intimate film about courage in the face of hopelessness. Carried by two engaging leads and bold cinematography that soaks every shot in sweat, Blind Spot...

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