When Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, is raped after leaving a party, she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights. Masterfully directed in 9 x 10 minute takes, and anchored by a tour-de-force performance from newcomer Mariam Al Ferjani, Beauty and the Dogs tells an urgent, unapologetic, torn from the headlines story of a repressive society, and acts as a forceful feminist rallying cry, even more relevant during our #metoo days.
It screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.
Jacob Burns Film Center: Saturday 9/22/2018 5:00 PM - 6:40 PM
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM): Saturday 9/29/2018 8:30 PM - 10:10 PM