As I Open My Eyes Trailer & Clips


As I Open My Eyes (also know as À peine j'ouvre les yeux) full movie is released on Dec 23, 2015. Watch As I Open My Eyes online - the Arabic Drama movie from Tunisia , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $50,721. As I Open My Eyes is directed by Leyla Bouzid and created by Leyla Bouzid with Baya Medhaffar and Ghalia Benali. As I Open My Eyes is available online on Kanopy and OVID.

Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years-old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't think the same way. She sings in a political rock band. She has a passion for life, gets drunk, discovers love and her city by night against the will of her mother Hayet, who knows Tunisia and its dangers too well.

As know as:

À peine j'ouvre les yeux, Appena apro gli occhi - Canto per la libertà, Kad otvorim oci, À peine j'ouvre les yeux, À Peine J'ouvre les Yeux

Release Date:

Sep 09, 2016

Release Date (Streaming):

Jan 10, 2017


Tunisia, France, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland


Arabic, French

Stream Service:

Kino Lorber

Production Companies:

Blue Monday Productions, Propaganda Production, Hélicotronc

Gross worldwide:



Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
Director Leyla Bouzid may struggle to shape her narrative in the final reels, but through most of its running time her first feature pulses with in-the-moment vitality.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 06, 2016
Michael Joshua Rowin
Film Comment Magazine
The film's poignant music (composed by Khyam Allami) embodies this dualism with sounds and styles simultaneously traditional and modern, joyful and outraged, and hypnotic and sobering.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 26, 2016
Godfrey Cheshire
As I Open My Eyes feel like two films rather oddly stitched together.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 09, 2016

Cast & Crew

More Like This