TrustNordisk is thrilled to announce that the directorial debut by Swedish director and actress Tuva Novotny, BLIND SPOT has been selected for the world-renowned San Sebastián International Film Festival. The film will compete in the Official Selection section.


Director Tuva Novotny comments on the selection: "I am so very thankful that the Festival of San Sebastián has given Blind Spot a place in their program. To me, San Sebastian has always shown great integrity in their selection of movies and moviemakers, and it is a true honor to participate."


BLIND SPOT is the deeply heartrending story of a mother´s struggle to understand the capacity of her teenage daughter´s mental illness. With extreme sensitivity, the film explores the grey zones, or blind spots, in mental illness that are hard to discover as a parent or society, while simultaneously problematizing present-day ideals that seem only to be built around happiness and success. How do we open up about difficult thoughts and problems, when perfection is the only thing one is expected to project to the outside world?


Tuva Novotny is an internationally acclaimed actress, who has received several awards for her acting performances, amongst others the Shooting Star at Berlin International Film Festival. Most recently she starred in the Netflix sci-fi-thriller ANNIHILATION alongside Natalie Portman and BORG MCENROE with Shia LaBeouf and Stellan Skarsgård. This is the first time that Tuva Novotny takes on directing but already she shows huge promise and talent. 


Blind Spot is produced by Elisabeth Kvithyll for Nordisk Film Production Norway in co-production with René Ezra and Matilda Appelin Nordisk Film Production in Denmark with support from the Norwegian Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond. In association with NRK, Nordisk Film Distribution and TrustNordisk.


Local release is set for August 24th 2018  

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