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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019


Fortnight 1986, Feature film, 1h36


I wanted to make a film about « seeing » and « not seeing ». Blindness is not only for the blind. The « seeing world » is mostly dominated by surface desires, by greed, by hatred and by ignorance. The neglect of our inner self prevents us from discovering the real nature of our consciousness. Cactus is a film about two blind people who teach one another how to see. it was especially written with Isabelle Huppert in mind. Paul Cox


Paul Cox

Born in Holland, he settled in Australia and started a carreer as a photographer. His work was shown alla over the world. He wrote books, directed 17 short films and documentaries before he made his first full length film in 1972.

Banduk Marika
Isabelle Huppert
Monica Maughan
Norman Kaye
Robert Menzies

Paul Cox, Bob Ellis, Norman Kaye

Yuri Sokol

Ken Hammond

Tom Lewis

Pergoleze, Yannis Marcopoulos, Elsa Davis

Production : Dofine Limited, Victoria, Australie Vente à l’étranger : Seawell Films, Paris, France