• Greek Title Βάλε κρέας πάνω σου
  • Original Title Flesh out
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Italy
  • Duration: 94'
  • Director: Michela Occhipinti
  • Scriptwriter: Michela Occhipinti, Simona Coppini
  • Cinematography: Daria D'Antonio
  • Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
  • Music / Score: Alex Braga
  • Sound: Lavinia Burcheri
  • Cast: Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche, Amal Saab Bouh Oumar, Aichetou Abdallahi Najim, Sidi Mohamed Chinghaly
  • Production: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Films Boutique. Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC), Rai Cinema, Regione Lazio, Vivo Film
  • Distinctions: Υπόψηφια για βραβείο καλύτερης πρώτης ταινίας στο φεστιβάλ του Βερολίνου
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Hassanya, French
  • Format: DCP
  • Print Source: Films Boutique
From Saturday, 4 Jun 2022 21:00 until Saturday, 4 Jun 2022 22:45
At Iera odos Str. 48, Postal Code 104 35 Kerameikos, Athens Categories: Προβολές Ταινιοθήκης Tags: Εκδηλώσεις - Φεστιβάλ, 12ο ΦΠΚΑ


Verida is a modern girl. She works in a beauty salon, is addicted to social media and hangs out with her friends. Still, she is engaged to be married to a man chosen by her family. Like many girls her age, she is forced to gain a substantial amount of weight in a tradition called gavage, because in Mauritania having a voluptuous body is considered a sign of great beauty, charm, wealth and social status. The wedding is fast approaching and meal after meal Verida will end up challenging everything she always thought was normal, her loved ones, her life and not least her own body.

Michela Occhipinti (1968) was born in Rome and has lived in Morocco, Hong Kong, the Congo, Switzerland, Milan and London. Back in Rome, she worked as a researcher and production assistant in documentary and advertising. Before the awarded feature length fiction Flesh out, her first feature-length documentary was the awarded Letters from the Desert (Eulogy to Slowness) (2010).

The Italian Daria D'Antonio was born in Naples and from a very young age started working on film sets. She soon became a cameraperson for the director of photography Luca Bigazzi and then began making commercials, television series and feature films. She is a collaborator, among others, of Paolo Sorrentino. She was the first female director of photography to win the Italian Globo d'oro awards for La pelle dell'orso (2016) and Remember? (2018).

Watch the film online here.



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