Ten Years In The Sun (2015)

by Rouzbeh Rashidi


148 Mins

Cast & Crew

Idea, Editor & Director: Rouzbeh Rashidi

DoP: Rouzbeh Rashidi and Dean Kavanagh

Sound: Rouzbeh Rashidi

Soundscape By: Rouzbeh Rashidi

Make Up By: Atoosa Pour Hosseini and Dean Kavanagh

Featuring: Jann Clavadetscher, John Curran, Dean Kavanagh, Maximilian Le Cain, Alice Kavanagh, Jennifer Sharpe, Ora Kolmanovsky, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Patricia Klich, Farideh Aram, Reza Rashidi, Eadaoin O’Donaghue, Mohsen Pour Hosseini, Ehsan Safarpour, G. Correli.

Further information

Shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Prime Lenses.

Post Production on Final Cut Pro X.

Produced By Experimental Film Society 2015.



*Synopsis: An assortment of obscure private obsessions, conspiracies and perversions flicker on the verge of incoherence against the context of vast cosmic disaster in Rouzbeh Rashidi’s one of boldest film to date. This sensory onslaught combines a homage to the subversive humour of Luis Buñuel and Joao Cesar Monteiro with the visionary scope of a demented science fiction epic.

*A Film That Will Help You Remember To Forget.*

*The film will be dedicated to Luis Buñuel and João César Monteiro.*

*Director’s Statement:

“Ten Years in the Sun was one year in production and throughout the course of shooting and editing it drastically mutated and deviated in various ways from its initial idea. In this film, I have taken elements from such genres as science fiction, horror and erotic drama and given them a radically minimalist treatment. My aim was to attain what could be described as a ‘ground zero of drama’ through the systematic removal and breaking down of any narrative structures.

On this project I have intentionally worked with a wide range of collaborators and actors, and without their tremendous support this film would have been impossible to make.”


“Just three days into 2015 and I’ve already seen what I’m certain will prove the most unusual, impressive, disconcerting and utterly demented film of the year.” – Maximilian Le Cain

“An assault on the senses.” – Film Ireland

“An absurdest visual onslaught marked Ten Years In The Sun as one of the stand out films from this year’s JDIFF. ” – Spooool.ie

“Ten Years in The Sun, like the following Trailers, is one of the most important cinematographic work of the new millennium, among those that in some way have reinvented the film concept, by coding an expressive language that goes beyond the film making context.” – Cinepensieri

“Ten Years In The Sun is an epic cinematic journey through mysterious landscapes and environments populated by enigmatic characters who move and speak as if under hypnosis.” – Film Panic

“Director Rouzbeh Rashidi is a man well-versed in the styles and structures of classic experimental and surrealist film, and it shows.” – Victoria Film Festival

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More info

Ten Years In The Sun by CinePensieri. Read HERE

A short review on TEN YEARS IN THE SUN by Spooool.ie. Read HERE

Spooool.ie Podcast – JDIFF 2015 Round-up. Listen HERE

Cathy Butler from Film Ireland on TEN YEARS IN THE SUN. Read HERE

Dean Kavanagh’s reflection on TEN YEARS IN THE SUN. Read HERE

Maximilian Le Cain’s reflection on TEN YEARS IN THE SUN. Read HERE

Interview with Film Panic. Read HERE