As I Open My Eyes

As I Open My Eyes

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Script: Leyla Bouzid, Marie-Sophie Chambon
Photography: Sébastien Goepfert
Editing: Lilian Corbeille
Sound: Ludovic Van Pachterbeke
Producer, Co-producer: Sandra da Fonseca (Blue Monday Productio), Imed Marzouk (Propaganda Production)
Color: Colour
Language: French

Leyla Bouzid’s feature film debut follows the life of a young woman, Farah, during moments of her emotional and political initiation. During the regime prior to the Jasmine Revolution, there is no place for either criticism of the government or an independent-minded woman. The younger generation finds a tool for self-expression in music, and only through the songs’ lyrics is the current political situation revealed.


Tunisian screenwriter and director Leyla Bouzid (1984) earned acclaim early on for her student short films. The feature-length drama As I Open My Eyes (2015) has received awards at the Carthage and Venice film festivals.

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Festival edition: 2016
Sections: LUX Film Prize
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: Czech
29.10.2016 22:00


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory