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.

VOR:   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.



Photo © 2015 Blue Monday Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+


Awards:
Venice Film Festival: Label Europa Cinemas Award

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