At a party, Mariam meets Youssef’s gaze. A few hours later, she wanders the street in shock. A long night begins for her during which she will have to fight for the respect of her rights and her dignity. How can we obtain justice when it is on the side of the executioners?
A recent Oscar-nominee, Tunisia’s Kaouther Ben Hania first proved her gift for candid storytelling with this gripping drama based on real events. Split into nine single-take segments, and starring newcomer Mariam Al Ferjani, Beauty and the Dogs is an engrossing study in modern-day masculinity.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States