Fri 6 Mar

Flesh Out + Q&A

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Cinema Made in Italy 2020

Il corpo della sposa

95 mins

in Italian with EN subs

ITA / 2019 / dir. Michela Occhipinti, with Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche, Amal Saad Bouh Oumar, Aminetou Souleimane, Sidi Mohamed Chinghaly

Living in Mauritania, working in a beauty salon and addicted to social media, Verida is a modern girl. Still she is betrothed to a man chosen by her family, and how tradition dictates, she is forced-fed to gain a substantial amount of weight to become voluptuous and thus become an ideal of beauty and wealth. As the wedding approaches, meal after meal, Verida challenges her life, her traditions and not least her own body.

“Unusual and distinctive dramatisation of young woman’s ‘preparation’ for marriage in the unique culture of Mauritania” – Adrian Wootton, curator of Cinema Made in Italy, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission

Followed by a Q&A with director Michela Occhipinti and actress Valeria Golino

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Fri 06 Mar
Ciné Lumière