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
Slow burn indeed. Odd movie but not terrible.
Worse film i've seen on Shudder so far. Rubbish!!!
A protagonist surviving between worlds is trapped in the amber heat of a Greek locale in the midst of a water crisis which begins to unravel its inhabitants. Through controlled pace and daylight-filled, graceful cinematography, a swaying balance between an “actual” and an anxious inner reality is maintained throughout. For all it’s abstractions, Blind Sun captures a distinct sense of threat and dread. (Not for jump scare fans, gorehounds, or the art house adverse.)
Hur dur cops bad....something something immigrants....something something climate change. Save your time.
I'm super easy going with movies and don't normally leave poor reviews.