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The Ticket

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 100 MINUTES | English |


Drama, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Experimental
After James (Dan Stevens), a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements—a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car—leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Åkerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness. Fluk paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James; the vibrant backgrounds and the sun-drenched rooms are captivating in their beauty. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a modern morality fable of desire, perception, and what it really means to be blind.

—Marina Hanna


Directed by Ido Fluk

Ido Fluk is a New York–based writer-director. His directorial debut, the crowd-sourced Israeli road film, Never Too Late premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival and won the Regard D'or at Fribourg Film Festival, leading Variety to dub Fluk 'a talent to watch.' The Ticket is his first American film.
Ido Fluk
Ido Fluk, Sharon Mashihi
Lawrence Inglee, Oren Moverman, William. H. Walton, Matthew J Malek, Claude Dal Farra
Phillip Kimsey
Zack Galler
Executive Producer
Dale A Brown, Mark Rodgers, Tyler Zacharia, Nick Byasse, Katie Heidy, Lisa Wilson, Myles Nystel, Frederick Taouil
Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman, Kerry Bishé, Oliver Platt


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