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

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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.

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


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