Kaouther Ben Hania writes and directs The Man Who Sold His Skin which became the first Tunisian film to gain a nomination in the Best International Film category at this year’s Academy Awards. The provocative drama is set for release in UK cinemas on the 24th of September and stars Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Monica Bellucci and Koen De Bouw. Check out the official synopsis below.
The Man Who Sold His Skin tells the story of Sam Ali, a sensitive but impulsive young Syrian man who is forced to leave his country for Lebanon to escape the war. In order to travel to Europe to be with the love of his life, he agrees to have his back tattooed by one of the world’s most sulphurous contemporary artists. By turning his body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam finds himself held captive to the whims of the artist and the art world, proving his decision might mean anything but the freedom he so fiercely sought.Studio Soho Distribution
The Man Who Sold His Skin looks set to be an intriguing glimpse into the art industry, the concept of freedom and the refugee experience – and it features Monica Bellucci. Colour us excited!