Movies directed by Kaouther Ben Hania and Sameh Alaa will be available on the Arabic streaming platform.
In line with Shahid’s mission to offer access to the stories from and about the region, Shahid VIP is bringing two critically acclaimed films to its platform.
Shortlisted for the International Feature Film category of this year’s 93rd Academy Awards, The Man Who Sold His Skin, by Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania, tells the story of a Syrian refugee in Lebanon who allows his back to become a canvas for a famous tattoo artist. Soon, collectors become interested in this work of art.
Meanwhile, the short film I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face, by Egyptian filmmaker Sameh Alaa, was awarded a Palme d’Or at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. It tells the story of Adam who, after being separated from his love for 82 days, travels down a rough road to be reunited with them, whatever it takes.