20.00 THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN
Tunisia, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, 2020, 104’
Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Cast: Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Monica Bellucci, Koen de Bouw, Darina Al Joundi, Christian Vadim…
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 that one of the contemporary artists tattoos his back. 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.
* Awards: Venice Film Festival 2020, Horizons Award for Best Actor (Yahya Mahayni); El Gouna – Best Arab Film; Stockholm Film Festival – Best Screenplay