As I Open My Eyes

Winner
Label Europa Cinemas
Venice Film Festival
Bouzid has joined the ranks Arab female filmmakers worth keeping tabs on.

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As I Open My Eyes

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.

Official Selection, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection, 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2015 Venice Film Festival





Genre
Drama, Music, Rock and Roll
Runtime
102
Language
Arabic, French
Director
Leyla Bouzid
Cast
Marwen Soltana, Youssef Soltana, Deena Abdelwahed, Lassaad Jamoussi, Aymen Omrani, Montassar Ayari, Ghalia Benali, Baya Medhaffer
Awards:
Winner, Label Europa Cinemas, Venice Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Jay Weissberg, Variety

On the eve of Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, a young woman struggles against family and society to pursue a singing career in Leyla Bouzid’s impressive, generally nuanced debut, “As I Open My Eyes.” Sharply yet subtly capturing the atmosphere of fear fostered by the dictatorship of President Ben Ali, ...

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