The Man Who Sold His Skin

Sam, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country to Lebanon to escape the war to be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life. He accepts to have his back tattooed by one of by the World’s most sulfurous contemporary artist. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might mean anything but freedom.

Title: The Man Who Sold His Skin

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania

Production: Tanit Films & Metafora Production

Screenplay: Kaouther Ben Hania

Cinematographer: Christopher Aoun

Editor: Marie-Hélène Dozo

Cast: Yahya Mahayni, Monica Bellucci, Dea Liane

Genre: Narrative

Production Year: 2020

Duration: 110 mins

AWARDS
Oscars Nomination Best International Feature Film
The Man Who Sold His Skin Académie Des Lumières Best International Co-Production Award 2021
The Man Who Sold His Skin Best Film Malmö Arab Film Festival 2021
Orizzonti Section - 77th Vernice International Film Festival 2020
Edipo Re for Inclusion Prize
Best Actor - Yahya Mahayni
38th ARTE MARE FILM FESTIVAL. BASTIA - Prix Jury Jeune
38th ARTE MARE FILM FESTIVAL. BASTIA - Prix du Public
Best Film El Gouna Film Festival
Best Script Stockholm International Film Festival 2020