Zawya cinema started screening the award-winning Tunisian film “The Man Who Sold His Skin” on Wednesday. The Screenings will last until Tuesday, June 16.
The Tunisian film competed in OSCARS awards representing the whole middle east in the competition dedicated to the foreign language film after it advanced to the Oscars shortlist.
It sheds the light on the fears of immigrants after the Syrian War. Sam Ali, a young, sensitive, and impulsive Syrian, fled to Lebanon to escape the Syrian war.
Without legal status, he is unable to get a visa to go to Europe, where his beloved Abeer lives. While in Beirut, he meets Jeffrey Godefroi, a famous American artist with whom he concludes a strange deal that will forever change his life.
“The Man Who Sold His Skin” also was among the winning CineGouna SpringBoard projects in development, but it was one of the winners of the 2nd edition of GFF.
Furthermore, the film received the Edipo Re Inclusion Award, while Yahya Mahayni received the Orizzonti Award for Best Actor at the 77th Venice Film Festival.