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
Although papered over with a thin veneer of climate change warning, this film has STRONG anti immigrant sentiments and for that reason I give it one skull.
Skip it. Tries to be something artistic but fails at creating any level of intrigue. Kafkaesque? Nope, just stupid and pointless with no relatable characters. You don't care what happens to them. The ending is given away so early too. The lead actor made no attempts to make the protagonist interesting, he just saunters around being lame and slack-jawed for an hour and twenty minutes. He needed water so he leaves the villa where the floor is literally flooding? Just...stupid.
Not even worth one skull,
incredibly slow burn. ending was interesting.
Shudder A-Z: Blind Sun is certainly a fun concept, but I feel like it doesn't fully deliver in it's execution. It was visually pretty cool, and I think the ending is pretty great, but I feel like it was missing a lot.