Beauty and the Dogs

Tunisia, 100 Minutes, Drama, Arabic with English subtitles, Rated R


Arab American National Museum Wed, Jun 6, 2018 6:45 PM
State Theatre - Screen 1 Thu, Jun 7, 2018 9:30 PM
Event Info
Film Section:Foreign Narrative
Paired Short
Foreign Narrative
Award Winner
Michigan Premiere
Content Warnings:Explicit Language
Sexual Situations (vague)
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Run Time (in minutes):100 minutes
Production Country:Tunisia
Subtitles:w/English subtitles
Previous Festivals:Cannes
Valladolid International Film Festival
Festival Awards:“Un Certain Regard Award” Nominee (Cannes 2017)
Youth Jury Award (Valladolid 2017)
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kaouther Ben Hania


Michigan Premiere! A critical smash at Cannes this year, this is a gripping moral conundrum featuring two young Tunisians. When Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, is raped by police officers after leaving a party, she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights and her dignity, even though justice lies on the side of her tormentors. Employing impressive cinematic techniques and anchored by a tour-de-force performance from newcomer MARIAM AL FERJANI, Based on a true story, Beauty and the Dogs tells an urgent, unapologetic, and important story head-on. A rare, startling film from a female Tunisian director, it's a striking critique on a repressive society and a forcefully feminist rallying cry.

Additional Information

Screens with the short film, THE CAMPAIGN