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As I Open My Eyes

( A peine j'ouvre les yeux )

  • Arabic, French (with English, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian subtitles); 98 min
By far the best fictional film about the Arab Spring.
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Europa Cinemas Label Prize, BNL Audience Award - Venice Days
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Best Muhr Fiction Feature - Dubai IFF

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As I Open My Eyes -

Belgium, France, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, 2015, 98 min
  • Drama
  • Starring: Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari, Aymen Omrani, Lassaad Jamoussi, Deena Abdelwahed, Youssef Soltana, Marwen Soltana
  • Production: Blue Monday Productions, Helicotronc, Propaganda Production / International Sales: Doc & Film International

Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't have the same idea. She sings in a political rock band, has a passion for life, gets drunk, discovers love and her city by night against the wishes of her mother Hayet, who knows Tunisia and its dangers all too well.

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