As I Open My Eyes


Leyla Bouzid

With: Baya Medhaffar, Ghalia Ben Ali, Montassar Ayari, Aymen Omrani, Lassaad Jamoussi

Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years-old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn’t think the same way. She sings in a political rock band. She has a passion for life, gets drunk, discovers love and her city by night against the will of her mother Hayet, who knows Tunisia and its dangers too well.

Festivals & Awards

Venice Days 2015 – Audience Award & Europa Cinema Label

TIFF 2015

Namur Film Festival 2015 – Golden Bayard for Best First Feature Film

Tübingen French Film Festival 2015 – Jury Award

Cinema Mediterranéen 2015 – Special jury Mention & UBFP Critics Award

IFFR 2016

San Francisco IFF 2016


Original title: À Peine J'ouvre Les Yeux

Production: Blue Monday Productions - Propaganda Productions - Helicotronc

Nationality: France - Tunisia - Belgium - U.A.E.

Year of production: 2015

Running time: 102'

Language: Arabic


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