Beauty and the Dogs

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    Beauty and the Dogs

    Aala Kaf Ifrit

    Directed by

    Tunisia, France, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Qatar, Switzerland

    2017

    104 min

    • Arabic

    Drama

    Mariam just wanted to enjoy the night, when a tragic event occurs. Despite the trauma, the pretty tunisian student is determined to go to the police. But what can be done when your persecutor is your only chance?

    Awards

    • Jury Special Prize, Cineuropa Prize - CineMed Brussels
    • Tunisian Submission for the 91st Academy Awards

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Mariam Al Ferjani
    Ghanem Zrelli
    Noomane Hamda
    Mohamed Akkari
    Chedly Arfaoui
    Anissa Daoud
    Mourad Gharsalli
    Screenplay
    Kaouther Ben Hania
    Cinematography
    Johan Holmquist
    Editing
    Nadia Ben Rachid
    Music
    Amine Bouhafa
    Production
    TANIT FILMS
    Production
    LAIKA FILMS
    Production
    FILM I VAST
    Production
    INTEGRAL FILMS & LITTERATURE
    Production
    CHIMNEY
    Sales
    JOUR2FETE

    Press

    Hard-hitting and realistic.

    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

    Anyone looking for strong female filmmaking voices from North Africa would do well to take note of this picture.

    Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

    Hard-hitting and realistic, Beauty and the Dogs dissects the twisted drive behind a schizophrenic system in which the law is used for perverted ends with great intensity.

    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

    Kaouther Ben Hania

    Kaouther Ben Hania

    Tunisia

    I love characters who are left with no choices

    Director and screenwriter, Kaouther Ben Hania, born in Sidi Bouzid (Tunisia), initially studied commerce, then entered the École des Arts et du Cinéma de Tunis (EDAC) where she made three short films: LA BRECHE (2004), followed by ME, MY SISTER AND "THE THING" (2006), WOODEN HAND (2013) and her first feature film, CHALLAT OF TUNIS (2013), which opened the section ACID in Cannes in 2014 and won the Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma prize at the Amiens festival. Her feature ZAINEB HATES THE SNOW premiered at FF Locarno in 2016. Her 2017 film BEAUTY AND THE DOGS screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography