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Beauty and the Dogs

Location

ILC Room 130
1500 E University Blvd
85721 Tucson , AZ

Date: 

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 7:00pm

 

Part of the Spring 2020 Film Series: Urban Tales

*This film may not be rated*

From The New York Times -

A crescendo of humiliation, anxiety and abuse, “Beauty and the Dogs” plays like a horror movie where every choice is a Catch-22 and every door a trap.

Unfolding over one endless night and nine chapters — each confidently filmed in a single, liquid take — the story (by the film’s Tunisian director, Kaouther Ben Hania) follows Mariam (Mariam Al Ferjani), a young student. Raped by the police after a university party, Mariam, accompanied by a young man she has just met (Ghanem Zrelli), desperately seeks help, first from an indifferent private clinic and then a chaotic public hospital….

A crescendo of humiliation, anxiety and abuse, “Beauty and the Dogs” plays like a horror movie where every choice is a Catch-22 and every door a trap.

Unfolding over one endless night and nine chapters — each confidently filmed in a single, liquid take — the story (by the film’s Tunisian director, Kaouther Ben Hania) follows Mariam (Mariam Al Ferjani), a young student. Raped by the police after a university party, Mariam, accompanied by a young man she has just met (Ghanem Zrelli), desperately seeks help, first from an indifferent private clinic and then a chaotic public hospital.

Watch the trailer

Director
Kaouther Ben Hania

Language
Arabic (with English subtitles)

Length
100 minutes

Presenter
TBD