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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

    Synopsis

    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.

    Videos (2)

    17/02/2016

    As I Open My Eyes

    Trailer (French Subs)

    24/05/2016

    As I Open My Eyes

    Excerpt (English Subs)

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Blue Monday Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Doc & Film International

    Foreign production companies :

    Propaganda Production, Hélicotronc

    French distribution :

    Shellac

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    Box office: Timeline

    International releases (19)

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    About

    - 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

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Arabic

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Tunisia, Belgium

    Original French-language productions :

    No

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Tunisia, Belgium)

    Production year :

    2015

    French release :

    23/12/2015

    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    136.814

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Posters (2)

    Director

    News (13)

    Festival Selections (30)

    Rome Film Festival - 2016

    Rome Film Festival (Italy, 2016)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2016

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2016)

    Selection

    French film selection

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2016

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2016)

    Selection

    Compétition internationale

    Taipei Film Festival - 2016

    Taipei Film Festival (Taiwan, 2016)

    Selection

    Panorama

    Lumiere Awards - 2016

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2016)

    Selection (2)


    Révélation féminine : Baya Medhaffar

    BIFF - 2015

    BIFF (South Korea, 2015)

    Selection

    Flash Forward

    TIFF - 2015

    TIFF (Canada, 2015)

    Selection

    Contemporary World Cinema

    Awards (5)

    Delegations (10)

    Presskit (2)

    Website