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.

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Critic Reviews for Black Sun

All Critics (8)

... this art-fully fractured film is more interested in his enduring artistic impulses than in any clichéd "testament to the human spirit".

Sep 26, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Jul 9, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

May 7, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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

Feb 28, 2007 | Rating: 1/5

... 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

Nov 10, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Sun

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.

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