Foreign Body

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, Sep 29, 2018 9:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:MN Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Release Year:2017
Runtime:92 mins
Festivals & Awards:Best Screenplay
RiverRun International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
Country/Region:Tunisia
France
Language:Arabic
French
English Subtitles
Print Source:ArtMattan Productions
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxSSZJruWy8
Cast/Crew
Director:Raja Amari
Producer:Dominique Besnehard
Cinematographer:Aurelien Devaux
Screenwriter:Raja Amari
Editor:Guerric Catala
Principal Cast:Hiam Abbas
Sara Hannachi
Selim Kechiouche
Marc Brunet

Description

After informing on her Islamist brother, Samia (Sarra Hannachi) seeks refuge by illegally immigrating to France just after Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution. With no friends, no family, and no papers, Samia adapts to life in a foreign land. She meets a young man, Imed (Salim Kechiouche); finds work as an assistant to the elegant but mysterious Leila (Hiam Abbass); and is quickly enmeshed in a web of sexual tension. A timely narrative, Foreign Body transcends the media’s typical reductive narratives of forced migration and desperation through close, handheld camera work and offers insights into the story of a young woman. Samia’s story is sometimes ragged and sometimes refined, and Hannachi’s portrayal ranges from stoic to sensual: she is a woman determined to survive at any cost.


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TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Mizna presents the thirteenth Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. The Arab Film Fest showcases modern Arab cinema, featuring debut screenings of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts.