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Flesh Out Unclassified 18+
Il corpo della sposa

Language: Hassanya with English subtitles

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A young Mauritanian woman wakes up to the misogyny of her society’s beauty standards in this emotionally rich debut feature from Michela Occhipinti. 

Verida (Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche) is preparing for her arranged marriage by gaining weight – a symbol of beauty and wealth in her West African nation. Although she doesn’t question this tradition, it’s achieved via gavage, or being force-fed up to 10 meals a day by her mother. But when the man who brings the scales that measure her progress shows an unexpected interest in Verida, it offers the possibility of something more.

Using non-professional actors, Occhipinti takes an understated approach to the controls exerted on Mauritanian women’s bodies – so different to those experienced in the west, but no less physically or psychologically devastating. Deiche draws on her own experience; her naturalness on screen builds into something more forceful as Verida’s eyes open in this gentle story of female empowerment.

“Assured, sensitively handled ... offers a fresh perspective on body image and self-worth.” – Screen International

Tickets

3101
Sat 03 Aug 1:30 pm [3101]
Flesh Out (94 mins)
Kino 1 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
1680
Wed 14 Aug 1:15 pm [1680]
Flesh Out (94 mins)
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Aichetou Abdallahi Najim, Amal Saab Bouh Oumar, Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche
Director
Michela Occhipinti
Producers
Gregorio Paonessa, Marta Donzelli
Screenwriters
Michela Occhipinti, Simona Coppini
Cinematographer
Daria D’Antonio
Composer
Alex Braga
Editor
Cristiano Travaglioli
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Films Boutique

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