A heatwave is ravaging Greece. The atmosphere is becoming strained and charged with violence. A taciturn immigrant arrives there to house-sit a home during its owners’ absence, but it will eventually turn into a nightmare.
- FIPRESCI Award - Thessaloniki IFF
- Best Photography - Brussels FF
- Best Debut Director - Athens IFF
- Ziyad Bakri
- Laurène Brun
- Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
- Joyce A. Nashawati
- Giorgos Arvanitis
- Sébastien Prangère
- BLONDE S.A.
- REEL SUSPECTS
It impressively juggles genre contrivances and a dense personal drama on social dynamics.
One of the festival hits of the year.
Social genre auteur title impressed at Thessaloniki and Dubai.
I like film to feel like a dream, a nightmare. Dialogue is not a very strong dream axis. Settings, costumes, sound and shot composition are important. I like to work with suspense, tension and mystery. There is also a tendency for paranoia in my work, like reality is something you cannot trust. How can one be sure about anything? I believe a lot in film as a craft and journey, which means it's practice that will guide me more than I will guide it.
Joyce A. Nashawati grew up between Beirut, Accra, Kuwait and Athens. She studied Film in the UK & Paris where she got a scholarship for a doctoral thesis. She wrote and directed three mystery short films which travelled around festivals: THE UMBRELLA (2008), THE BITE (2010, Best short film at Gerardmer FF), ON LEAVE (2013). The dystopian thriller BLIND SUN is her first feature, which premiered at the Thessaloniki IFF.