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 was okay
The way he mistreated the cat made me want to watch him die... and I stopped caring about him or the movie.
Story-wise, the ambiguity you get at the beginning is pretty much what you're left with at the end. But the world created here is eerie and beautiful, and the movie takes its time exploring it. It reminded me a lot of Under the Skin. If you can enjoy a movie whose main selling points are setting, atmosphere, and interesting but ambiguous characters, I'd recommend it.