Winner, the Andreas Award – The Man Who Sold His Skin

Oscar-nominated for Best International Film earlier this year. Sam Ali, a young and impulsive Syrian, flees to Lebanon to escape the civil war in his home country. In order to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he agrees to have his back tattooed by one of the world’s most pioneering contemporary artists. But Sam must soon realize that transforming his own body into a prestigious work of art can mean anything but freedom. The Man Who Sold His Skin is a contemporary film based on an international crisis that is far ahead in the consciousness of us all. The film’s award-winning female director, Kaouther Ben Hania, manages to capture the humanity and reproduce what desperation (and love) can drive an individual to.

  • Program
  • Original title
    The Man Who Sold His Skin
  • Director
    Kaouther Ben Hania
  • Writers
    Marie-Hélène Dozo
  • Actors
    Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Monica Bellucci, Koen de Bouw, Darina Al Joundi, Christian Vadim
  • Playtime
    1 t 44 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Tunisia
  • Production
    Cinétéléfilms, Tanit Films
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment