Oscar Nominee for Best International Film
Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of by the world’s most sulfurous contemporary artist. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom. Subtitled and in English. Also featuring Monica Bellucci and directed by Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania. (104 mins)
“Visually sumptuous, this breathtaking film has a remarkable sense of light and shade, colour, shapes, texture and especially skin.” – Rich Cline, Shadows On the Wall
“The Syrian refugee crisis meets the western art market in The Man Who Sold His Skin” – Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner
“At times, The Man Who Sold His Skin plays like a cultural parody, but its aim is dead serious, and more sobering.” – Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
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