DAFF 2017: BEAUTY AND THE DOGS

KHALED WALID BARSAOUI, KAOUTHER BEN HANIA

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An innocent night out clubbing with her friends descends into a hellish ordeal for 21-year-old Mariam (Mariam Al Ferjani) in the provocative Beauty and the Dogs.

Focusing on the aftermath of her rape by two policemen, the film unflinchingly depicts the Kafkaesque bureaucracy Mariam is subjected to over the course of one long dark night. The directors present her experiences at the hands of shockingly indifferent doctors, policemen and administrators though a series of long, unbroken shots, displaying great technical virtuosity, whilst lending the material an appropriate air of in-the-moment urgency.

This film is screening as part of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival 2017.

100 MINS, 2017, TUNISIA, DIGITAL, SUBTITLED

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