Vaysha is not like other young girls; she was born with one green eye and one brown eye. But her odd eyes aren’t the only thing that’s special about her gaze. Her left eye sees only the past. Her right, only the future. Like a terrible curse, Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from living in the present. Blinded by what was and tormented by what will be, she remains trapped between two irreconcilable temporalities. Blind Vaysha, they called her. In this metaphoric tale of timeless wisdom and beauty, filmmaker Theodore Ushev reminds us of the importance of living in present moment.
Theodore Ushev was born in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, in 1968. He graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia and settled in Montréal in 1999. Ushev's latest project, Blind Vaysha, is a metaphor for our struggle to live in the moment; how we seek comfort in memories of the past or in hope brought on by the future.