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As I Open My Eyes

Original title: A peine j’ouvre les yeux
German title: As I Open My Eyes
France, Tunisia, Belgium, 2015

Director: Bouzid, Leyla
Production company: Blue Monday Productions
Co-producers: Propaganda Production, Hélicotronc
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 102 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Tunis in the summer of 2010, a few months before the Arab Spring. Eighteen-year-old Farah passes her Baccalaureat exam and her family already imagines her future career as a doctor. But Farah doesn't see things in quite the same way.
She sings in an activist rock group. She discovers love and her city at night, thrills to its energy, against her mother's wishes. Hayet, her mother, knows Tunisia and its restrictions.

Abu Dhabi IFF 2015 (awarded), Karlovy Vary IFF 2016 (awarded), Youngabout Bologna 2017

World sales address/es:
Doc & Film (FR)

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