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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

Synopsis

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.

Credits

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

About the Director

Meriem Mesraoua grew up between Algeria, France and Qatar. A graduate of Northwestern University, her work explores issues of identity, power dynamics, and the internalized gaze. In 2020, her short film 'À Fleur de Peau' ('Under Her Skin') debuted at the Venice Film Festival. Meriem is currently developing her first feature film, 'The Other Wife' (working title).

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