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Under Her Skin

Spring Grants 2020 - Post-Production Stage

Meriem Mesraoua / Short Narrative / Qatar, Algeria, France / 15 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Coming of age, Drama


When her mother forbids her from biting her nails, Sarah must now abide by rules she does not fully understand. By regaining control over her actions and projected image, Sarah slowly redefines her attitude towards herself and others.


Meriem Mesraoua
Meriem Mesraoua
François D'Artemare
Production Company
Les Films de l'Après-Midi

About the Director

Meriem Mesraoua earned a BSc with Honours in Media Industries and Technologies from Northwestern University. Her short films include ‘Our Time Is Running Out’ (2017) and ‘Under Her Skin’, which premiered at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. Meriem is currently developing her first feature narrative, ‘The Other Wife’.


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