Black Sun

Dir: Gary Tarn

United Kingdom (UK)


70 mins


BAFTA nominated for The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in their First Feature Film.

While living in New York, painter and filmmaker Hugues de Montalembert fell victim to a random attack causing him to be permanently blinded. Gradually, de Montalembert learned to come to terms with his loss of sight, and discovered a rare ability to create an internal visual world. He eventually started to travel again – alone – documenting his travels in a series of books. Black Sun deals with loss, perception, memory and faith. Combining de Montalembert’s audio narrative with stunning visuals, the film articulates the immediate and longer-term consequences of the attack as de Montalembert reflects on his perceptions of the world. Black Sun is a poetic cinematic meditation on an extraordinary life without vision.

Based on the best selling writing of Hugues de Montalembert, directed by acclaimed composer Gary Tarn and Executive Produced by Alfonso Cuarón , director of ‘Y tu mamá también’.

Booking Information


Independent Cinema Office (ICO)

0207 636 7120


Release Date

5 May 2006


35% / £100MG (plus print transport)

Available Formats

Digibeta, BetaSP & DVD

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