Oscars® 2017 | Stream Theodore Ushev’s Blind Vaysha on NFB.ca


As you must have heard by now, Theodore Ushev‘s Blind Vaysha has been nominated for an Oscar® in the short animation category.

We are so proud and excited!

Blind Vaysha (Trailer), Theodore Ushev, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Further reason for excitement, Blind Vaysha will be available for free streaming from February 19-26 on NFB.ca! (Canada only.)

Theodore Ushev has directed 10 films with the NFB over the last decade (Watch them all here.) Blind Vaysha marks his first Oscar® nomination.

Blind Vaysha

In this metaphoric tale of timeless wisdom and beauty based on the eponymous short story by Georgi Gospodinov, Ushev reminds us of the importance of keeping our sights on the present moment.

The short film tells the story of Vaysha, a young girl born with one green eye and one brown eye. But colour isn’t the only thing that’s different about Vaysha’s gaze. While her left eye sees only the past; her right sees only the future. Like a terrible curse, Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from inhabiting the present. Blinded by what was and tormented by what will be, she remains trapped between two irreconcilable temporalities. “Blind Vaysha,” they called her.

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