Blind Vaysha

Director: Theodore Ushev Year: 2016 Run Time: 8min

This Oscar-nominated NFB animated short tells the story of Vaysha, a young girl born with one green eye and one brown eye. But colour isn’t the only thing that’s different about Vaysha’s gaze. While her left eye sees only the past; her right sees only the future. Like a terrible curse, Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from inhabiting the present. Blinded by what was and tormented by what will be, she remains trapped between two irreconcilable temporalities. “Blind Vaysha,” they called her. 

In this metaphoric tale of timeless wisdom and beauty based on the eponymous short story by Georgi Gospodinov, filmmaker Theodore Ushev reminds us of the importance of keeping our sights on the present moment.


Director(s):

Theodore Ushev

Writer(s):

Georgi Gospodinov, Theodore Ushev

Producer(s):

Marc Bertrand, Julie Roy

Cast:

Caroline Dhavernas

Language(s):

English, French

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
NR British Columbia
NR Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
NR Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
NR Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon