Kaouther Ben Hania

27.08.1977, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia


Tunisian director. Studied cinema at La Fémis and Sorbonne. Her first feature, Beauty and the Dogs (2017), premiered in the Un Certain Regard program at Cannes, winning Best Sound Creation Award. Her documentary debut, Challat of Tunis (2014), opened the ACID section at Cannes, while her second documentary, Zaineb Hates the Snow (2016), premiered at Locarno, going on to win several awards.


Films by this director

The Man Who Sold His Skin

(Tunisia, France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, 2020)

Directed by: Kaouther Ben Hania
PHOTOGRAPHY: Christopher Aoun

In a desperate attempt to get the money and papers to reach Europe and save the woman he loves from forced marriage, young Syrian Sam Ali accepts a prominent artist’s offer to turn his back into a work of art. Hoping it will be his ticket to freedom, Sam ends up an exhibit in museums around Europe. The romantic melodrama is a searing satire of the Western society and the arts world, inspired by Belgian artist Win Delvoye’s controversial work, as well as the first Tunisian Oscar nomin...

color, 100'
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