The Man Who Sold His Skin

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Original title: The Man Who Sold His Skin
Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Cast: Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw, Monica Bellucci
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany
Year of production: 2020
Length (min): 100
Language: Arabic, English, Flemish, French
Subtitles: Czech, English
Sales: Bac Films
Section: Panorama: New Currents, Amnesty International Febiofest Award

A Syrian refugee seeking respite from war in Lebanese exile receives a mysterious offer that will allow him to gain the freedom he craves and find his lost love. But in the hands of a world-renowned artist, his back must be transformed into a work of art that will make him think more than ever about the definitions of happiness and personal freedom. A provocative reflection on the role of modern art that crosses the borders and walls of the modern world's galleries.

Kaouther Ben Hania

The films of the Tunisian director and screenwriter are characterised by complex characters and a high level of empathy. Her first film, Beauty and the Dogs (2017), premiered at Cannes, and this, her second film, at Venice last year, where it won the Best Actor award in the Horizons section. The Man Who Sold His Skin went on to win the Screenplay Award at the Stockholm Film Festival and an Oscar nomination for Best International Film.

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