Black Sun (2005)




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In 1978 New York artist and filmmaker Hugues de Montalembert's world went black. Viciously assaulted by two men who had broken into his apartment looking for money, de Montalembert's vision was forever darkened when one of the thieves threw a vial of paint thinner in his face. In the painful days that followed, de Montalembert's brain refused to accept his fate, processing powerful images that would motivate him to take control of his fate and overcome his handicap. In this film from director Gary Tarn, de Montalembert tells his tale of loss, anger, and hope in his own terms.
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Black Sun

All Critics (7)

Hughes talks about how his brain continued making films in his head (I wish I had seen that movie instead).

Full Review… | July 8, 2007

De Montalembert's achievements are inspiring and Tarn,who also composed the score, has found a terrific filmic correlation.I'm not certain this documentary will be for everyone, but it doespresent a compelling tale in an unusual manner.

Full Review… | May 7, 2007
Murphy's Movie Reviews

It is incomprehensible that such an amazing story could be the foundation of such a boring and inept film.

February 27, 2007
Film Threat

... the film has many sublime moments, offers great insight into the human condition and finds a visual vehicle for a story that's not just about sight, but about seeing the world

Full Review… | November 9, 2006
Urban Cinefile

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Full Review… | May 5, 2006
Independent (UK)

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Full Review… | May 4, 2006
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Black Sun


The narration by de Montalembert is mesmerizing, but the visual aspects are sometimes jarring and oftentimes don't enhance the narrative.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

De Montalembert's words and the way that he expresses his emotions in recalling events in his life pre and post sight are captivating enough. Gary Tam has gone to great lengths to give us something visually intriguing to contemplate as we hear those words.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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