February 13: THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN (2020) by Kaouther Ben Hania

5pm | Sunday, February 13, 2022. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | RSVP

We are excited to open our 2022 programme with Kaouther Ben Hania‘s Academy-Award nominated THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN (L’homme qui a vendu sa peau). The film, by the director of BEAUTY AND THE DOGS, creatively examines exile and the world of contemporary art.
Join us this Sunday, February 13 as we screen the feature film in collaboration with the Alliance Française Lagos and the Institut français du Nigeria. Remember to arrive on time to secure your seat.
No face mask, no entry. Social distancing guidelines will also be in place.
No parking on site (commercial parking available around the corner from the venue).

Sam Ali, a sensitive and impulsive young Syrian, flees his country for Lebanon to escape the war. In order to get to Europe and live with the love of his life, he agrees to have his back tattooed by the world’s most sultry contemporary artist. But as he transforms his body into a prestigious work of art, Sam discovers that his decision has come at the cost of his freedom.

Genre: Drama
Running time: 102mins
Language(s): Arabic, English, French

Age Rating: 15
Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Writer: Kaouther Ben Hania
Starring: Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Monica Bellucci, Koen De Bouw, Wim Delvoye
Filming Location: Belgium