• Publication date: March 11, 2021

Oscar worthy and film festival-winning films coming soon to Shahid VIP

Shortlisted for the Oscars this year, “The Man Who Sold His Skin” by Kaouther Ben Hania, and Palme d'Or winner, “I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face” are available to stream soon on the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform

  • Publication date: March 11, 2021

Oscar worthy and film festival-winning films coming soon to Shahid VIP

(mbc.net) In line with Shahid’s mission to offer access to the best stories from and about the region, Shahid VIP is bringing two critically acclaimed films that have been making waves in the industry in recent times.

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 feature film “I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face”, by Egyptian filmmaker Sameh Alaa, was awarded with 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.

These two titles and much more are available on Shahid VIP, the premium, subscription-based service of Shahid – the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform.

Part of MBC GROUP, Shahid is home to highly rated original productions from the Arab world, a wide range of exclusive movies and premieres, as well as the top watched live Arab TV channels.

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