As I Opened my Eyes

Director:           Leyla Bouzid

Duration:          1 hr 42 mins

Language:        Arabic & French

Starring:           Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari

Time:               8.00pm

Location:          Fermanagh House

As I Open My Eyes (French: À peine j'ouvre les yeux) is a 2015 French-Tunisian drama film directed by Leyla Bouzid. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Baya Medhaffar stars as a teenage rock singer. The film is Bouzid's first feature. It was selected as the Tunisian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but was not included on the final list of submissions published by the Academy.


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...

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