Virtual Activity: Blind Vaysha - VR

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 10:30
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 18:30
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 15:00
>> The Roundhouse (April 8, 10:30 AM)
181 Roundhouse Mews
>> VIFF Vancity Theatre (April 8, 6:30 PM & April 12, 3 PM)
1181 Seymour St.
Théodore Ushev

Would you like to see the past and future at the same time? It’s a physical and visceral experience which disrupts the ability to remain a passive viewer. Now’s your chance. In this animated, metaphoric tale of timeless wisdom, based on the eponymous short story by Georgi Gospodinov, Academy Award® nominated director Theodore Ushev (The Blind Vaysha, 2015) reminds us of the importance of being in the present moment. Vaysha’s left eye sees only the past and her right sees only the future. Like a terrible curse, her split vision prevents her from seeing the present. Trapped between two irreconcilable temporalities, she is known as the “blind Vaysha.”

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This virtual activity is offered as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY! ($5), OPENING NIGHT GALA and the YOUTH MEDIA CONFERENCE, EXPO & SHOWCASE for secondary schools (pre-registration is required).

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Well-regarded as a poster artist in his native Bulgaria before settling in Montreal, Theodore Ushev graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. Ushev found fertile ground for developing his own original artistic style at the National Film Board of Canada. He quickly earned the respect of audiences and peers through various films and his acclaimed trilogy on the relationship between art and power. Ushev solidified his reputation as an inquisitive and daring artist by exploring new content-delivery platforms. His 16-time award winner Lipsett Diaries, narrated by Xavier Dolan, examined the pioneering work and tragic destiny of Canadian filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. R2R showed Ushev’s extraordinary short films Tzaritza (2006) and Sonámbulo / The Sleepwalker (2016).