Blind Sun

Kafsonas, FRA / GRC 2015 88'
1.10 SA 18.30 @Światowid Cinema

DIRECTED BY: Joyce A. Nashawati
SCREENPLAY BY: Joyce A. Nashawati
PRODUCED BY: Fenia Cossovitsa, Philippe Akoka, Alain Peyrollaz
CAST: Ziad Bakri, Mimi Denissi, Yannis Stankoglou, Louis do De Lencquesaing, Laurène Brun, Gwendoline Hamon

In the near future, Greece is hounded by a lethal heat wave which results in water rationing. Ashraf is a lonely immigrant who takes care of a villa during its owners’ absence. The heat wave becomes unbearable, and it is sleeping which appears to be the only rational response. It’s hard to sleep, though, when Ashraf is spooked by traces of an intruder on the property. The debutante Joyce A. Nashawati utilizes genre conventions to tell a story about the current economical crisis, xenophobia and the loneliness of refugees. Her metaphor of the future paints a painful picture of Europe’s current political climate.

Joyce A. Nashawati

Joyce A. Nashawati grew up between Beirut, Accra, Kuwait and Athens. Upon finishing her film studies in the United Kingdom, she moved to Paris. She made three short films: “The Umbrella” (2008), “The Bite” (2010) and “On Leave” (2013), from which “The Bite” received an award at the Gérardmer film festival. “Blind Sun” is her feature film debut.

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