À PEINE J’OUVRE LES YEUX / AS I OPEN MY EYES
MO, 19.09., 4 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Selection of language version via headphones – Original or German
TUE, 20.09., 11 AM
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F/B/VAE/TUN 2015, Director: Leyla Bouzid, 102 min., feature film, OV with english subtitles, released 12, recommended 14
Tunis 2010, shortly before the »Arab Spring«: Farah is 18 and has just finished her final high school exams. She’s supposed to become a doctor – at least, that’s what her family wants. But Farah has her own ideas. She sings in a rock band, writes political lyrics, and she’s in love with Borhène, the guitarist. For the most part, Farah’s mother Hayet tolerates her daughter’s lifestyle, but then Farah comes into conflict with the government and the secret police. Farah disappears, and her mother sets off on a desperate search. In her exemplary coming-of-age tale, Leyla Bouzid captures the soul of a society on the verge of revolution. (SW)
Winner »Best Narrative« Dubai International Film Festival 2015
Leyla Bouzid has been enthusiastic about images and stories since her early childhood. She studied at France’s renowned film academy La Fémis. Her films have always been well received and have already received much recognition. AS I OPEN MY EYES is Bouzid’s debut feature.
2015 À peine j’ouvre les yeux / 2013 Zakaria / 2013 Gamine / 2012 Soubresauts