AS I OPEN MY EYES

By Leyla Bouzid

French release December 23, 2015

Duration 1h42

With Baya Medhaffar, Ghalia Benali, Aymen Omrani, Montassar Ayari, Lassaad Jamoussi, Deena Abdelwahed, Youssef Soltana, Marwen Soltana

Screenplay by Leyla Bouzid and Marie-Sophie Chambon

Original soundtrack by Khyam Allami

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.

Produced by
Blue Monday Productions

In coproduction with
Propaganda Production - Tunisie
Hélicotronc - Belgique

French distributor
Shellac

International sales
Doc&Film International

Supported by
CNC/ Institut français
Tunisian Ministry of Culture
Wallonia-Brussels Federation
Visions Sud Est
SANAD (Abu Dhabi) 
Dubai Film Connection Award
AFAC

Venice Mostra 2015, Venice Days
Audience Award and Europa Cinemas Label

Dubaï International Film Festival
First Prize for Best Feature Film

Namur International Film Festival 2015
Golden “Bayard” to the Best First Film

Prize of the French Speaking Film of the 2016 Year

Tübingen-Stuttgart International Film Festival 2015
Grand Prize

Carthage Film Festival 2015
Bronze Tanit
TV5 Monde Jury’s Prize
Fipresci International Critics’ Prize
Special mention of UGTT syndicate

Tarifa Cine Africano Film Festival
Best Actress Award for Ghalia Benali