As I Open My Eyes
aka À peine j'ouvre les yeux First screened in September 2015
Director: Leyla Bouzid. Cast: Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari, Lassaad Jamoussi, Deena Abdelwahed, Aymen Omrani, Youssef Soltana, Marwen Soltana, Fethi Akkari, Najoua Mathouthi, Younes Ferhi, Salwa Mohamed, Jamil Najjar, Walid Ben Khlifa. Screenplay: Marie-Sophie Chambon and Leyla Bouzid. Twitter Capsule:
Sonorous, trenchant portrait of an artist as a young woman, riding sharp lines between petulance and dissidence.
Sets political activists against conservative forces but preserves skepticism and nuance on both sides. Rare glimpse of pre-revolutionary society from just a few years later.