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Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania

Tunisia, France, Sweden, Norway 2017 100 mins. In Arabic

Unfolding in nine chapters over the course of one night, Ben Hania’s timely drama follows a young woman’s search for justice. Bright, cheerful college student Mariamm’s meets Youssef at a party and leaves with him. On their walk her life is turned upside down when they are confronted by a group of Tunis policemen and she is brutally attacked. Despite the trauma and trips from hospital to police station and back again, Mariam fights to file a report that will confirm her story. But how can justice be found when it is in the hands of her assailants? Beauty and the Dogs offers a searing look at indifferent and misogynistic institutions and the courage it takes to combat them. In Arabic with English subtitles.

First feature

Reviews: Hollywood Reporter, Cineuropa

Interviews: Cannes Film Festival