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As I Open My Eyes

Farah has just graduated. Although her family wishes for her to be a doctor, she rebels. She sings in a political rock band, drinks and discovers...

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As I Open My Eyes

A Peine j’ouvre les Yeux Drama

Farah has just graduated in Tunisia. Although her family wishes her to be a doctor, she rebels. She sings in a political rock band, drinks and discovers love and her city. Her mother, who knows the dangers of a changing Tunisia, struggles to stop her.

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Details

  • Leyla Bouzid
  • Baya Medhaffar
    Ghalia Ben Ali
    Montassar Ayari
  • Tunisia
  • Arabic
    French
  • 98 Mins
  • 2015

Accolades

Venice Film Festival, 2015

Winner of Best European Film Award

Lumières Awards, 2016

Best French Language Film Nominee

Critics

Variety

“a stand-out lead (Baya Medhaffar) performance.”

Trivia

Director Layla Bouzid's father is Nouri Bouzid, a famous Tunisian film director and screenwriter. He appears in the background of a scene where Farah is talking to her father in the restaurant.