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FOREIGN BODY

/ Jassad Gharib

France, Tunisia, 2016, 92’

When and Where

  • 20:45 Cineplex (Sala 5)
  • 16:00 Cineplex (Sala 5)

Tunisia-born filmmaker Raja Amari finds a tiny giant in the figure of Samia, a young illegal immigrant in search of work for herself after having quite literally washed up in France. The girl is played amazingly by Sarra Hannachi, who brings an animalistic sense of self-protection to the role along with a human vulnerability. Like any strong neorealist film, “Foreign body” turns politics and calls for social change into flesh and blood.

Director

Raja Amari

Raja Amari was born in Tunis. Her first film “Satin Rouge” (2002), premiered at Berlin IFF, won numerous awards. Her second film “Buried Secrets”, was presented in Official selection of Venice FF. In 2014 she directed Tunisian Spring, a TV movie for Arte Télévision. Her last film “Foreign Body” World Premiered at Toronto IFF 2016.

Credits

Director
Raja Amari
Screenwriter
Raja Amari
Producer Lina Chaabane
Director of Photography
Aurélien Devaux
Design Production
Rauf Helioui
Editor
Guerric Catala
Sound
Ludovic Escallier
Cast
Hiam Abbass, Sarra Hannachi, Salim Kechiouche, Mare Brunet
Soundtrack
Nicolas Becker
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Festivals

  • Best Screenplay Award - RiverRun IFF

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