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
It's original, stylish and ambiguous if you like that sort of thing. I usually do but there wasn't any character developement whatsoever. It's hard to sympatize with someone going crazy when you have nothing to start from. The whole affair felt like a never ending bad dream. Supernatural and mental issues? We are left to guess. The archeologist character was good and should had a bigger part in the whole story because the main actor has not enough to drive a compelling story. It is still a good movie but don't expect it to make a lasting impression.
An interesting movie. I was intrigued by the main character right away. It had a good setup, but then the last fifteen minutes really eluded me. I don’t know what the ending is supposed to mean.