Directed by: Leyla Bouzid
Run time: 102 minutes
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Leyla Bouzid’s debut film conquered the Venice Film Festival in 2015
The film is set in 2010, shortly before Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution ushered in the upheavals of the Arab Spring. Rebellious 18-year-old Farah has a passion for life and sings in a political rock band. Her middle-class, conservative mother, knowing the dangers of Tunisia, wants her to pursue a career as a doctor and is thrilled that her daughter has been accepted to medical school.
When it was screened at the Venice International Film Festival, 'As I open my eyes' was named Best European Film.and won the People's Choice Award.