The Man Who Sold His Skin

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Drama  |  Certificate 15  |  1 hour 34 minutes  |  Seated

Sam Ali, a young and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to
escape the war. But in order to be able to travel to Europe and live with
the love of his life, he agrees to have his back tattooed by one of by
World’s most provocative contemporary artists. Turning his own body
into a
prestigious piece of art, Sam will come to realize that his decision
actually mean anything but freedom.

Based on a true story, the inspiration for THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS
SKIN came
from an exhibition at the Louvre in 2012 devoted to Belgian artist Wim
Delvoye. It featured his infamous human work of art Tim Steiner ––
who was
tattooed by the artist in 2006 and regularly goes on display in galleries
around the world to this day.

Featuring a memorable supporting turn from Monica Bellucci,

stunning cinematography from Christopher Aoun (CAPERNAUM)

and a glittering score

Amine Bouhafa,

THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN combines a biting art
world satire with a more considered critique of the international refugee crisis,
creating an unforgettable cinematic experience.

His own body turned into a living work of art and promptly exhibited in a museum, Sam, a Syrian refugee, will soon realize to have sold away more than just his skin.

Kaouther Ben Hania

Kaouther Ben Hania

Yahya MahayniDea LianeKoen De Bouw

Fri 8th Oct2pm
Tue 12th Oct7pm
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Thu 14th Oct2pm
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