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Beauty And The Dogs
January 18 @ 12:00 pm - January 24 @ 10:00 pm
Tunisia: BEAUTY AND THE DOGS (Aala Kaf Ifrit)
Crime/ Drama/ Thriller
Winner of the Youth Jury Award at Valladolid International Film Festival. Nominated for Best French-Language Film at the Lumiere Awards, France
During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she’ll have to fight for her rights and her dignity. But how can Justice be made when it lies on the side of the tormentors?
Oscar Trivia: After a Cannes 2017 debut in Un Certain Regard, Beauty And The Dogs was the unanimous choice of the eight-person selection committee, led by Tunisia’s Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image. The film is Tunisia’s fifth Oscar submission (although Leyla Bouzid’s As I Open My Eyeswas not included on the Academy’s final list of submissions for the 2017 awards); the country is still waiting on a first nomination.