Foreign Body | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Sun 5 Nov

Foreign Body

Cert. 15

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Jassad Gharib

92 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA/TUN | 2016 | dir. Raja Amari, with Hiam Abbass, Marc Brunet, Salim Kechiouche | UK Premiere

Seeking refuge from her radical Islamist brother, Samia longs for her independence and freedom and, like hundreds before her, heads for European shores. She first finds refuge at a former acquaintance’s from her village, Imed, before ending up working for a rich widow, Leila. Her relationship with Leila soon turns into a sensual connection, leaving Imed torn between his religious beliefs and his sexual desires.
Also part of Film Africa 2017 (closing night) off-beat

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