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As I Open My Eyes

As I Open My Eyes

A Feature film by Leyla Bouzid

Produced by Blue Monday Productions

Release in France : 23/12/2015

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Blue Monday Productions

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Doc & Film International

Foreign production companies :

Propaganda Production, Hélicotronc

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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.


- Audience Award
- Best Film Award
- Best Actress  / Festival de Saint Jean de Luz

- Audience Award / Festival Arte Mare de Bastia

- Prix Erasmus / Festival international du Film de Bordeaux

- Special Mention / War on Screen Festival

- Audience Award
- Prix Europa Cinémas / Venice Film Festival 2015, Venice Days section

- Bayard d’Or for Best First Feature (Fiction) / Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur

Videos (2)


As I Open My Eyes

Trailer (French Subs)


As I Open My Eyes

Excerpt (English Subs)

Photos (11)

Full credits (17)

Executive Producer :

Sandra da Fonseca

Associate producers :

Nathalie Mesuret, Bertrand Gore

Foreign Producer :

Imed Marzouk

Director of Photography :

Sébastien Goepfert

Production managers :

Badi Chouka, Pascal Metge

Editor :

Lilian Corbeille

Continuity supervisor :

Radhia Bouchiba

Music Composer :

Khyam Allami

Sound Mixer :

Rémi Gérard

Assistant Director :

Jamil Najjar

Screenwriters :

Leyla Bouzid, Marie-Sophie Chambon

Co-producer :

Anthony Rey

Sound Recordist :

Ludovic Van Pachterbeke

Press Attaché (film) :

Laurence Granec

Sound Editor :

Ludovic Van Pachterbeke

Production Designer :

Raouf Helioui

Costume designer :

Nadia Anane

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Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

France, Tunisia, Belgium

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Majority French (France, Tunisia, Belgium)

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Runtime :

1 h 42 min

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Dolby 5.1

Posters (1)


News (13)

Festival Selections (24)

Melbourne International Film Festival - 2016

Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia, 2016)


French films selected

BIFF - 2015

BIFF (South Korea, 2015)


Flash Forward

TIFF - 2015

TIFF (Canada, 2015)


Contemporary World Cinema

Awards (2)

Namur International French-Language Film Festival - 2015

Namur International French-Language Film Festival (Belgium, 2015)


Golden "Bayard" to the Best First Film

Venice Days - 2015

Venice Days (Italy, 2015)

Awards (2)

Delegations (10)

Presskit (2)