The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic won the audience award in Venice

September 13, 2021

The film directed and written by Teemu Nikki won the Armani Beauty Audience Award in the new Orizzonti Extra section of the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

The intense and heart-warming love story got standing ovations at the festival where it competed for the audience award with seven other films in the section. The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic tells the story of a blind and wheelchair-using man, played by Petri Poikolainen, who decides to travel to the woman he loves. On the way to meeting her, he gets help from strangers.

The film premiered in Venice and it is currently also in cinemas in Finland. It is produced by Jani Pösö for It’s Alive Films.

Image: Jani Pösö, Petri Poikolainen, Teemu Nikki, DOP Sari Aaltonen and actor Marjaana Maijala in Venice / La Biennale di Venezia