Double Blind

question di karma

Directed by: Ian Hunt-Duffy

In this gripping, inventive thriller-horror genre piece, seven strangers enroll in a routine drug trial at a pharmaceutical facility, but soon discover an unexpected side effect – they are unable to fall asleep. Concerned for her patients’ safety, the supervising Doctor advises the pharmaceutical representatives to stop the trial, though they are more interested in the drug’s potential on the market than the safety of some “lab rats.” As the drug’s effects finally begin to diminish and the participants grow tired, they realize that if they fall asleep, they will die. Chaos ensues when the facility suddenly goes in to lock down, and the participants must fight to stay awake for another 24 hours, after already being awake for almost five days straight. “To sleep, perchance to die. That is the rub in Double Blind, a savvy fusion of Agatha Christie suspense and David Cronenberg body horror that marks a promising feature debut for director Ian Hunt-Duffy and screenwriter Darach McGarrigle.” Allan Hunter, Screen Daily.


WARNING: Disturbing content. Not suitable for young audiences.

“An angst-inducing huis clos tinged blood-red … Double Blind keeps tension running high without ever overegging the special effects, confronting viewers with their own fears in a direct and incredibly ingenious way.”

Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa

DramA, Romance
90 min

Film preceded with the short film

Finnegans Wake Chapter 1

“Toronto’s enterprising One Little Goat Theatre Company” (New York Times) presents its debut film, Finnegans Wake Chapter 1, capturing the dynamic and comedic cadences of James Joyce’s final novel as read by Irish-Canadian actor Richard Harte. Directed by Adam Seelig and shot with a live audience in Toronto, this marks both the first ‘audio-video book’ of Joyce’s extraordinary novel and the first movie in One Little Goat’s plan to film all 17 chapters of Finnegans Wake. (Official selection: Toronto Irish Film Festival, Bloomsday Film Festival Dublin. For more:

“Actor Richard Harte has found a way to crack the private code and maintain the original voltage… of one of the most funny and challenging novels of the 20th century, Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.”

Cahir O’Doherty, The Irish Voice

With support from the Emigrant Support Programme from the Government of Ireland and Friends of One Little Goat Theatre Company.

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[Horák] matches each of the film’s periods to a different style: the 1960s to the Czech New Wave, the 1970s to normalization films, and the 1980s to documentary-like grainy footage. The stylisation enables a fine adjustment of dramatic effects”

(Martin Kudláč, Cineuropa).


  • Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards 2018
  • Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian film: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Critics Gild Award and Audience Award