Director: Leyla Bouzid
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium
Running time: 102min
Premiere type: UK
Location / Venue: Rich Mix
Time: 8:45 PM
Tunisia in the months leading up to the Jasmine Revolution provides the backdrop to As I Open My Eyes, a tale of rebellious youth and rock n’ roll. Eighteen year old Farah is being pressured to become a doctor by her family. But what she really wants is to sing in her band, get drunk with her friends and experience the dramas of life in Tunis’ underground music scene. Described as the best fictional film yet made about the Arab Spring, Leyla Bouzid’s debut is a humane portrait of the counterculture in a conservative society, with incredible songs and serious heart.
Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from the Rich Mix website now.