Production company
Pieter van Huystee Film
Noordermarkt 37-39
1015 NA  Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 421 0606 / Fax: +31 20 638 6255
info@pvhfilm.nl

Language
Spanish

Subtitles
English
Dutch

Genre
Full Length Documentary

Screening format
Digital Betacam, HD

Running time
74 minutes

Country of origin
The Netherlands

Director
Ramon Gieling

Directors assistant
Salvador Gieling

Director of Photography
Goert Giltay

Still photographer
Salvador Gieling

Sound
Danny Munoz

Sounddesign
Marc Lizier

Music
Paul M. van Brugge

Editor
Patrick Janssens

Line producer
Natascha Teunissen
Zoe de Wilde
Paulino Cuevas
Ana Sánchez

Producer
Pieter van Huystee

Commissioning editor
Margje de Koning, IKON

Publicity
Curien Kroon
curien@pvhfilm.nl

Sales agent:
Kaisa Kriek, NPO Sales

This film is supported by
The Netherlands Film Fund
CoBO Fund
Mediafonds
EuroMedia
M30M and RTVA/Canal Sud

Blind Fortune

Blind Fortune (Fortuna Ciega) is selected to be part of the Festival de Málaga, this spring. The festival takes place from April 20 - 27 and the Spanish premiere of the film will be on Friday the 26th of April.

 

Synopsis

Blind people don’t see the World and live in a universe of moving darkness, motionless shadows and grey spots. Their sense of touch is twice as developed as those of sighted people, their hearing is two to three times finer than that of looking fellow. In Spain, three fifths of all blind people live their work as a vendor of lottery coupons. And every day, in every village and every city you see people buying a ticket a blind vendor at a street corner or at the kiosk to buy a lottery ticket.

In this documentary we move into the world of three blind people: a lottery vendor who was blinded twenty years ago in an accident, smokes joints and dwells around the city everyday to sell lottery tickets. A boy who became blind and who is now reluctantly trained to sell lottery tickets, and a nine-year-old blind child who can afford going to school through the sale of lottery tickets. The lottery is the backdrop against which the stories of our blind characters occur.

Press

BLIND FORTUNE_Presskit NL
BLIND FORTUNE_Presskit ENG

Interview with director Ramon Gieling by Sascha Meijer

Radio interview with Ramon Gieling in Spijkers met Koppen

Stills

Trailer