Blind Sun – by Joyce A. Nashawati; Saturday, 21.01. 17:30 (Saal 2)

Greece 2015, D: Joyce A. Nashawati, DCP, 88 Min, Greek, French, Arabic with German subtitles

Plot:

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…

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 doctoral thesis. She wrote and directed three mystery short films which travelled around festivals: THE UMBRELLA (2008), THE BITE (2010, Best short film at Gerardmer FF), ON LEAVE (2013). The dystopian thriller BLIND SUN is her first feature, which premiered at the Thessaloniki IFF.