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by Joyce Nashawati


Greece. Sometime in the near future. A seaside resort struck by a heavy heatwave. Water is rare and violence is mounting. Ashraf, a solitary immigrant, is looking after a villa while its owners are away. On a dusty road crushed by the sun, he is stopped by a police officer for an identity check...

international title: Blind Sun
original title: Kafsonas
working title: Heatwave
country: France, Greece
sales agent: Reel Suspects
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Joyce Nashawati
film run: 88'
release date: FR 20/04/2016, DE 24/11/2016
screenplay: Joyce Nashawati
cast: Ziyad Bakri, Laurène Brun, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
cinematography by: Giorgos Arvanitis
film editing: Sébastien Prangère
art director: William Mordos
producer: Philippe Akoka, Vincent Brançon, Fenia Cossovitsa, Lionel Guedj, Dominique Marzotto
co-producer: Juliette Lepoutre, Marie-Pierre Macia, Pierre Menahem
production: Good Lap Production, To Be Continued, Blonde Audiovisual Productions, MPM Film (Movies Partners in Motion Film)
distributor: Pretty Pictures, Eksystent


main awards/selection

Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015
Toronto International Film Festival 2016

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