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.

Reviews

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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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Cinema 320 Worcester 1477972800November 1 - November 6, 2016
Arabian Sights Film Festival Washington 1477022400October 21, 2016
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1475812800October 7 - October 13, 2016
Orca's Island Film Festival Eastsound 1475812800October 7 - October 10, 2016
Miami Dade College Tower Theater Miami 1475726400October 6 - October 12, 2016
Varsity Theatre Ashland Ashland 1475208000September 30 - October 6, 2016
Vancouver Int'l Film Festival Vancouver 1475121600September 29 - October 14, 2016
Twin Cities Arab Film Festival Minneapolis 1475121600September 29, 2016
Bijou Film Board Iowa City 1474257600September 19, 2016
Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville 1474171200September 18, 2016
Lincoln Plaza Cinema New York 1473393600September 9 - September 22, 2016
Esquire Theatre Cincinnati 1473307200September 8, 2016


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