Directed by Joyce A. Nashawati
The term “slow burn” takes on new meaning in this 2015 festival hit, a surreal thriller set in a sun-soaked future on the verge of catching fire. While Greece suffers a water shortage, Ashraf, an immigrant, is hired to look after a villa. But when a bigoted cop takes his papers, he gets trapped in a Kafkaesque nightmare that grows worse as the days pass. As the sun bakes his brain and the villagers’ resentment grows, Ashraf suspects someone is trying to drive him crazy. Terrifyingly relevant to our many current global crises, BLIND SUN is horror cinema with a sharp political edge. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
An immigrant in Greece finds himself trapped in a sun-soaked nightmare during one long, hot summer.
Cast: Ziad Bakri, Yannis Stankoglou, Mimi Denissi, Louis do De Lencquesaing
Sort of a male-led "Repulsion" set during a heat wave and water shortage. A young man is hired to watch a house in Greece over the summer and things quickly go sideways.
Wtf was this? I really wanted to watch him kick the can...the way he "took care" of the cat was enough for him to die. I don't know what the hell this movie was about? It left me literally thinking " what the ...?"
I have moved countries repeatedly and the sometimes irrational anxieties that come with that are embodied so well here that this film is some strange form of reassurance