As I Open My Eyes

As I Open My Eyes gives us a look at Tunisian youth on the eve of the Jasmine Revolution as they are pulled in all directions by conflicting forces: disenchantment, fear,... Read more

As I Open My Eyes

Directed by Leyla Bouzid

Year: 2015
Running Time: 102
Color Type: Color
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium
Language: Arabic
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As I Open My Eyes

Cast
Marwen Soltana
Youssef Soltana
Deena Abdelwahed
Lassaad Jamoussi
Aymen Omrani
Montassar Ayari
Ghalia Benali
Baya Medhaffar

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Directed by Leyla Bouzid


As I Open My Eyes depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid's musical feature debut offers a nuanced portrait of the individual implications of the incipient Arab Spring.

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New York Times Critics' Pick "Ms. Medhaffar has the charisma, if not the voice, of the young Joan Baez." -New York Times 

"Best fictional film yet about the Arab Spring." -Indiewire 

"Showcases a stand-out lead performance by first-timer Baya Medhaffar." -Variety 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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