BLIND SUN
KAFSONAS
Color/Greece/France 2015
1h 28min
 
Director:Joyce A. Nashawati
Original Languages:French, Greek, English
Cast:Ziad Bakri,
Yannis Stankoglou,
Mimi Denissi,
Louis do De Lencquesaing,
Laurène Brun,
Yorgos Gallos
 

SYNOPSIS:
Greece. Sometime in the near future. A seaside resort struck by a heavy heat wave. Water is rare and violence is mounting. Ashraf, a solitary immigrant, is looking after a villa while its owners are away. On a dusty road crushed by the sun, he is stopped by a police officer for an identity check…

Ελλάδα, σ’ ένα παραθαλάσσιο θέρετρο. Βαρύς καύσωνας. Λειψυδρία και έκρυθμη βία. Ο Ασράφ, ένας μοναχικός μετανάστης, γίνεται φύλακας στην απομονωμένη βίλα μιας απόδημης οικογένειας. Σ’ έναν χωματόδρομο τσακισμένο από τον ήλιο, ένας αστυνομικός τον σταματά για έλεγχο...

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR:
Joyce A. Nashawati grew up between Beirut, Accra, Kuwait and Athens.
She studied Film in the UK & Paris where she got a scholarship for a thesis. She directed three mystery short films: The Umbrella (08), The Bite (10), On Leave (13). The Bite received the Best short film award at Gerardmer Film Festival. Blind Sun is her first feature.

FILMOGRAPHY:
The Umbrella 2008 (short) - The Bite 2010 (short) - On Leave 2013 (short) - BLIND SUN (2015 feature film)


FESTIVALS:
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival
Paris International Fantastic Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Dubai IFF
Fantasporto
Transilvania International Film Festival
Brussels European Film Festival
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
Suspense Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival
Ars Independent Festival
Sitges America Tour
Haifa International Film Festival
Trieste Science+Fiction Festival

AWARDS:
FIPRESCI AWARD – Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015
Best Actor – Fantasporto
Best Photography – Brussels European Film Festival
Best Photography – Toronto Intl Film Festival
Best first time director – Athens Intl Film Festival

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