The Time is New

The Man Who Sold His Skin

L’Homme qui a vendu sa peau

A beautifully shot satire concerning art worlds, refugee politics in Europe and the possibility of freedom.

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Tunisia-France-Belgium-Germany-Sweden-Turkey 2020
Dir Kaouther Ben Hania
With Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw, Monica Bellucci
104min
Digital
English subtitles

When his girlfriend leaves Syria for Brussels, Sam is willing to do whatever it takes to be reunited with the love of his life, even if it means turning his back into a canvas and his body into an object for display. This Oscar®-nominated film is inspired by Tim Steiner, a man who became an artwork when Belgian artist Wim Delvoye tattooed his back.

The screening on Saturday 4 September will feature a pre-recorded Q&A with director Kaouther Ben Hania.