Doesn’t the viewer have the right to a little escapism?
(Yes but) we run away all the time! Every human being runs away from reality, towards illusion, and represses catastrophes to protect himself or to feel reassured, or from a lack of readiness to change things. However, our successful repression of reality leads us deeper and deeper into disaster or destruction. Virologists and researchers have always predicted what will occur during this pandemic, which has now lasted two years. We know the effects of climate change. In both cases, suppression of this information and lack of follow-through leads to an increasingly difficult situation. In Sunshine eyes, every single person touches me, Edda, the grandmother who dies from the disease, the teenagers, the nurse etc. When we witness the lives of these characters in the film, it creates empathy for each character’s fate and this could lead us to act more socially and responsibly. It is absolutely incomprehensible to me to close our eyes to this reality.