BLIND SUN

By Joyce NASHAWATI

TO BE CONTINUED - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

In a country plagued by an apocalyptic heatwave, Ashraf, a solitary foreigner, falls into a destructive nightmare when a policeman takes away his residency-permit.

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki IFF 2015
Fipresci award
PIFF 2015
Dubai DIFF 2015
Sitges FF 2015
Toronto - TIFF 2016
Vanguard
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Thriller, First film
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, GREECE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH, GREEK
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Joyce NASHAWATI
    • Writer(s)
    • Joyce NASHAWATI
    • Producer(s)
    • Lionel GUEDJ (TO BE CONTINUED), Vincent BRANCON (TO BE CONTINUED), Alain PEYROLLAZ (GOOD LAP PRODUCTION), Philippe AKOKA (GOOD LAP PRODUCTION), Dominique MARZOTTO (TO BE CONTINUED), Fenia COSSOVITSA (Blonde Audiovisual)
    • Synopsis
    • The story unfolds during the hottest summer that Greece has ever known, with increasing water shortages and constant power cuts. Ashraf, a foreign drifter of around 40, has a new job: guarding a French expatriate family’s isolated villa, near a seaside resort. In this desolate landscape, crushed by the sun, human contact is rare and hostile. Water has become a precious commodity, and swimming pools are banned by law. Ashraf’s main solace is the soothing sea whenever the sun sets and softens its rays. One day, on his way to the villa, a sadistic police officer harasses him and takes away his residence permit. Retrieving his precious papers turns into a bureaucratic nightmare as lonely and feverish Ashraf starts sensing a menacing presence, a shadow moving closer and closer...
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