Blind & Hässlich

Ugly & Blind

Ferdi thinks he's ugly - but likes the fact Jona is interested in him. Maybe because she's blind. What Ferdi doesn't suspect: She's just pretending to be blind to be able to live cheaply in subsidized housing. How long can she maintain her charade? Can love, which is supposed to make you blind, even work out that way? Director Tom Lass takes a closer look, shooting with blind actors and old Berlin buddies, acting the lead himself - paying tribute to a way of life beyond our way of seeing the world. (Letterboxd)

Director's Biography
Tom Lass
Born in 1983 in Munich, started acting at the age of 15. Since 2005 he has become active behind the camera. His first low budget feature, “Papa Gold” (2011) was nominated for the Max Ophüls Award and the First Steps Award. He proceeded in 2013 with “Käptn Oskar”, which won the top award at Oldenburg Film Festival. “Ugly & Blind” is his third feature.

Film Selection: Blind & Hässlich (Ugly & Blind, 2017) — Käptn Oskar (2013) — Papa Gold (2011)
European Panorama Fiction 2018
Tom Lass
Germany 2017
100 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Tom Lass, Ilinca Florian
Cinematography Jieun Yi
Editing Tom Lass, Daniel Hacker, Maja Tennstedt
Sound/Sounddesign Valentin Finke, Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer, Henning Hein
Music Leonard Petersen
With Naomi Achternbusch, Tom Lass, Clara Schramm, Dimitri Stapfer, Eva Löbau
Producer(s) Lasse Scharpen
Lass Bros., SHPN3, ZDF
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Filmfest München 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere