PREVIEW: The Man Who Sold His Skin (15 TBC)

WHO’S IN IT?

Yahya Mahayni (Opium), Dea Liane (film debut), Koen De Bouw (Shades), Monica Bellucci (Irréversible), Saad Lostan (My Favourite Fabric), Darina Al Joundi (A Lost Man), Jan Dahdoh (film debut), Christian Vadim (Love Torn in a Dream)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Kaouther Ben Hania (Beauty and the Dogs), director, writer; Martin Hampel (Ayka), Thanassis Karathanos (Smuggling Hendrix), Annabella Nezri (Face B) and Andreas Rocksén (The Essence of Terror), producers; Amin Bouhafa (Timbuktu), composer; Christopher Aoun (Capernaum), cinematographer; Marie-Hélène Dozo (A Screaming Man), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After being separated by the Syrian Civil War, engaged couple Sam (Mahayni) and Abeer (Liane) are further estranged when she is forced to marry a wealthy man and move to Brussels, while he seeks refuge in Lebanon. Desperate for money and necessary paperwork to travel to Europe and save her, Sam agrees to let his back become a canvas for a famous tattoo artist, which soon attracts the attention of art collectors from around the world. Soon, though, Sam realises that he has sold more than just his skin…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Nominated for the Best International Feature Film Oscar at the most recent ceremony, Tunisia’s entry is a biting and cruel satire of the art world, as well as a powerful romance that will leave viewers shaken and stirred.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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