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Joyce A. Nashawati, director of “Blind Sun” #TIFF2016

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A sinister and sensorial experience that goes beyond the confines of genre film.

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9 min. and 32 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interview Joyce A. Nashawati, director of Blind Sun from the 15th Transilvania International Film Festival.

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Blending genre film (sometimes horror, other times even a type of post apocalyptic western) with experimental elements, Joyce A. Nashawati’s Blind Sun is inspired by environmental issues and other themes, such as cultural contrast. And, of course, the Sun is more than a definint narrative element, unbearably hot and bright – it is also a driving factor in the film, which defines its outlook and its visual style. Nashawati tells us defines this film as an immersive and sensorial experience. We not only agree, but add that it is often one that is hard to escape from. Among other things we discuss in this interview are her choice of making a film with restricted dialogue and the reason behind her setting the film in Greece.

BLIND SUN: Greece. Sometime in the near future. A seaside resort struck by a heavy heat wave. Water is rare and violence is mounting. Ashraf, a solitary immigrant, is looking after a villa while its owners are away. On a dusty road crushed by the sun, he is stopped by a police officer for an identity check…

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Joyce A. Nashawati
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    Blind Sun
  • Festival section
    Shadows
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