Jaakko is blind and disabled, tied to his wheelchair. He loves Sirpa. Living far away, they have never met in person, but they meet every day over the phone. When Sirpa is overwhelmed by shocking news, Jaakko decides to go to her immediately despite never having left him home because of his condition. The film received the Audience Award at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
Teemu Nikki is a prolific self-educated, award-winning filmmaker. The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic is Nikki’s fifth feature film. He has also directed over 20 short films which have gained recognition at film festivals all around the world and three popular tv-series. Together with Jani Pösö, he runs It’s Alive Films, one of the most active production companies in Finland. Nikki’s style is best described as a good-willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity.
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