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
Sparsely plotted and beautifully shot, Blind Sun is part fever-dream, part heartache, as we get to see, hear and feel what daily life is like for a refugee/immigrant with no bedrock beneath them, no rights, no familiarity, no sense of belonging. The setting is so inhospitable because for some people, every setting is. The film is disturbing, dizzying, obfuscating and oblique. Will be keeping an eye out for anything else by this director.
It was okay
The way he mistreated the cat made me want to watch him die... and I stopped caring about him or the movie.