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As I Open My Eyes

As I Open My Eyes

by Leyla Bouzid

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Life before the revolution in As I Open My Eyes


Life before the revolution in As I Open My Eyes

VENICE 2015: In the debut work by Leyla Bouzid, highly acclaimed at Venice Days, a young Tunisian singer courageously challenges government censorship, at the dawn of the Arab Spring 


Interview: Leyla Bouzid • Director


VENICE 2015: The feature debut by Tunisian director Leyla Bouzid, the Franco-Tunisian-Belgian co-production As I Open My Eyes, is in competition in the Venice Days 

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international title: As I Open My Eyes
original title: A peine j'ouvre les yeux
country: Tunisia, France, Belgium
sales agent: Doc & Film International
year: 2015
directed by: Leyla Bouzid
screenplay: Leyla Bouzid, Marie-Sophie Chambon
cast: Baya Medhaffar, Ghalia Ben Ali, Montassar Ayari, Lassaad Jamoussi, Aymen Omrani

main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2015Venice Days, BNL Audience Award, Europa Cinemas Label Award: Best Film
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2015 
Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier 2015 
Stockholm International Film Festival 2015 
Arras Film Festival 2015 
Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival 2015 
Tbilisi International Film Festival 2015 

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