The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just announced nominations for nine categories for this years Oscars and amongst them was the list for Best International Feature – where Tunisian Film The Man Who Sold His Skin could be a strong contender to win.
The Man Who Sold His Skin, written and directed by Tunisian director and screenwriter Kaouther Ben Hania has won twin awards in the Orizzonti section of the 77th Venice Film Festival.
The film won the Edipo Re Award which is one of the festival’s collateral awards. Syrian actor Yahya Mahayni won the Orizzonti Prize for Best Actor for his role in the film.
“The Man Who Sold His Skin,” which shot in English, Arabic and French, also stars Monica Bellucci. The film is Ben Hania’s follow up to “Beauty and the Dogs,” a drama about the rape of a young Tunisian woman by policemen, which world premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard in 2017.