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Flesh Out

Aligned to the tradition of Mauritanian culture, young Verida’s impending arranged marriage means that she has to start a ritual of over-eating.

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Flesh Out

Il Corpo Della Sposa Drama

Aligned to the tradition of Mauritanian culture, young Verida’s impending arranged marriage means that she has to start gavage – a ritual of over-eating in order to gain a voluptuous body. Meal after meal, she feels increasingly estranged from her own body and starts to question her willful obedience to such rules.

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  • Michela Occhipinti
  • Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche
    Amal Saab Bouh Oumar
    Aichetou Abdallahi Najim
  • Italy
  • Hassaniya
    French
  • 94 Mins
  • 2019

Accolades

Berlin International Film Festival, 2019

Panorama Award

Berlin International Film Festival, 2019

Best First Feature Award Nominee

Tribeca Film Festival, 2019

Best International Narrative Feature Nominee

Critics

Tribecca Film

"Portrayed with remarkable restraint and attention to detail..."

Variety

"...an emotionally rich, sensitively made film..."