Ten Years In The Sun (2015)

  • Title: Ten Years In The Sun

  • A Film By Rouzbeh Rashidi

  • Year: 2015

  • County of Production: Ireland

  • Genre: Experimental, Horror, Science Fiction

  • Format: Full HD

  • Language: English

  • Duration: 148 Minutes

  • Production: Experimental Film Society

  • Funding Body: Self-funded


Ten Years In The Sun is a kaleidoscope of elusive personal fixations, conspiracies, and eccentricities that flicker on the precipice of obscurity, set against the backdrop of an immense cosmic catastrophe. This sensory tour de force weaves together a tribute to the subversive wit of filmmaking legends Luis Buñuel and Joao Cesar Monteiro with the grandeur of a deliriously unhinged science fiction saga.


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.

Director's Statement:

Over the course of one production year, 'Ten Years in the Sun' underwent dramatic transformations and diverged significantly from its original blueprint. This cinematic piece is a unique amalgamation of elements drawn from diverse genres such as science fiction, horror, and erotic drama, all distilled through a radically maximalist lens. My intention was to reach what I term as the 'nadir of drama', achieved by methodically stripping away and deconstructing traditional narrative scaffolds. This undertaking was a collaborative effort involving a vast array of talented individuals - collaborators and actors alike. Without their unwavering support and immense contributions, the realization of this film would have been an insurmountable task.


“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 works of the new millennium, among those that in some way have reinvented the film concept by coding an expressive language that goes beyond the filmmaking 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