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BEAUTY AND THE DOGS
A brilliantly crafted nine sequence ordeal of a young Tunisian girl who has been raped and is seeking justice.
When Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, is raped by police officers after leaving a party, she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights even though justice lies on the side of her tormentors. Employing impressive cinematic techniques and anchored by a tour-de-force performance from newcomer Mariam Al Ferjani, Kaouther Ben Hania’s BEAUTY AND THE DOGS tells an urgent, unapologetic, and important story head-on. A rare, startling film from a female Tunisian director, it’s a striking critique on a repressive society and a forcefully feminist rallying cry.
ORIGINAL TITLE : Aala Kaf Ifrit
DIRECTOR : Kaouther Ben Hania
CAST : Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomane Hamda, Mohamed Akkari, Chedly Arfaoui, Anissa Daoud, Mourad Gharsalli
RELEASE DATE : March 2018 (USA)
“A crescendo of humiliation, anxiety and abuse, “Beauty and the Dogs” plays like a horror movie where every choice is a Catch-22 and every door a trap.” – Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times
“A harrowing and necessary film in only nine shots.” – Boyd Van Hoeji , The Hollywood Reporter
“Hard-hiong and realistic” – Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Official Selection – Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2017
Official Selection :BFI London Film FesZval 2017
Official Selection : AFI Fest 2017
Official Selection : Sarajevo Film Festival 2017