CULTURAL AMBASSADOR PRIZE

Foreign Body

Jassad Gharib/Corps Etranger

RAJA AMARI
Tunisia, France, 2016
92 minutes, Color
Official website

An explosive triangle of jealousy, doubt, and attraction erupts in this fourth feature by Satin Rouge director, Raja Amari. Seeking refuge from her Islamist radical brother, whom she denounced to authorities, young Samia flees her homeland in the turbulent aftermath of the Tunisian revolution. She braves hostile seas in the crossing to France, but once there she finds that her struggles have only just begun. With no friends, no family, and — most crucially — no immigration papers, Samia must make a life and a living in a foreign land. She meets a young man, Imed (Salim Kechiouche, Blue is the Warmest Color), and soon finds work as a maid in the employ of the elegant Leila (the inimitable Hiam Abbass). As the three become more intimately acquainted and emotionally intertwined, Samia's intuition simultaneously leads her closer to unraveling the mystery of her brother's fate.—Various sources

In French and Arabic with English subtitles

Oct. 21 screening will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia

Co-presented with the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia and the Middle East Institute

CULTURAL AMBASSADOR PRIZE

Foreign Body

Jassad Gharib/Corps Etranger

RAJA AMARI
Tunisia, France, 2016,
92 minutes, Color
Official website


An explosive triangle of jealousy, doubt, and attraction erupts in this fourth feature by Satin Rouge director, Raja Amari. Seeking refuge from her Islamist radical brother, whom she denounced to authorities, young Samia flees her homeland in the turbulent aftermath of the Tunisian revolution. She braves hostile seas in the crossing to France, but once there she finds that her struggles have only just begun. With no friends, no family, and — most crucially — no immigration papers, Samia must make a life and a living in a foreign land. She meets a young man, Imed (Salim Kechiouche, Blue is the Warmest Color), and soon finds work as a maid in the employ of the elegant Leila (the inimitable Hiam Abbass). As the three become more intimately acquainted and emotionally intertwined, Samia's intuition simultaneously leads her closer to unraveling the mystery of her brother's fate.—Various sources

In French and Arabic with English subtitles

Oct. 21 screening will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia

Co-presented with the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia and the Middle East Institute


Saturday, October 21
7:00 PM
$13.00
Sunday, October 29
5:00 PM
$13.00

Middle East Institute
Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia
Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia

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