THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN
The film starring Monica Belucci follows a young, emotional and sometimes impulsive Syrian, Sam, who has left his country and gone to Lebanon fleeing from war.
To be able to travel to Europe and start a life with a girl he adores, he accepts to model for a young and blasé artist who tattoos his entire back. Turning his body into a prestigious work of art will make Sam realize that his decision has brought him anything but freedom. In the words of the young Tunisian director, Ben Hania, this film is an encounter of two entwined worlds, governed by entirely different codes. On the one hand stands the elite world where freedom is key, on the other is the world of survival which depends on the events of the moment, with little freedom of choice.
Kaouther Ben Hania was born in Tunisia. She is a director and a scriptwriter based in Paris. She directed several short films. Her documentary film Imams Go to School premiered at IDFA 2010 and was selected for many prestigious festivals. Her second feature film, Beauty and The Dogs was selected into Cannes 2017. In 2021, her feature film, The Man Who Sold His Skin was the first-ever Tunisian film to be nominated for an Oscar.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Best Screenplay, Stockholm Film Festival 2020
Best Screenplay, THE CRITICS AWARDS FOR ARAB FILMS 2021
Best Actor, Venice Film Festival 2020
Academy Awards, USA 2021
THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN (fic.)
Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Qatar, Cyprus
Language: Arabic, English, French, Flemish
Cast: Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw
Production: Tanit Films, Cinétéléfilms, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH
PROGRAMME: KINOKAUCH PRESENTS