Based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, this "powerful and provocative film" (Boston Herald) from 2008 begins when a plague of blindness strikes a city, threatening the entire population. One woman (four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore) feigns the illness to share an uncertain fate in quarantine with her husband (Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo), as society is breaking down as quickly as their crumbling surroundings. But what is more terrifying—being blind or being the only one who can see?
"Fernando Meirelles' … richly imagined film uses sightlessness as a trigger for the breakdown of society. It asks us how we behave, and what we become, when we can't see each other. And the answer isn't always pretty."—Houston Chronicle