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The Man who Sold his Skin (15)
The Man who Sold his Skin (15)

Mon, 20 Nov


Harrogate Odeon, Screen 2

The Man who Sold his Skin (15)

His own body turned into a living work of art and promptly exhibited in a museum, Sam, a Syrian refugee, will soon realize to have sold away more than just his skin.

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Time & Location

20 Nov 2023, 19:30 – 21:20

Harrogate Odeon, Screen 2, East Parade, Harrogate HG1 5LB

About the Event

The Man who Sold his Skin | Tunisia | 2020  | Dir. Kaouther Ben Hania |  15  | 104 min | IDMb 6.9 | Subtitled 

Sam Ali, a Syrian young man, took refuge in Lebanon to flee the Syrian civil war. There, he meets Jeffrey Godefroi, a famous tattoo artist, who makes Mr Ali's back his canvas for a piece of work. Soon, Mr Ali becomes a living work of art, worth an astronomical sum on the art market. Collectors are interested, auction goes up, human rights activists are outraged. Mr Ali must get out of the predicament he's in; the man who sold his skin. Oscar nominated.

Nominated best international feature at the 2021 Oscars, this Tunisian film tells a story of two lovers separated by the Syrian civil war.  The film is original, captivating, has many twists, is engaging throughout and thought-provoking with poignant messages about borders, freedom, art, and the state of humanity. It's a 'must-see'.

Entry is free for HFS Members.

Tickets for non-members cost £6 each (Under 25's £3).  These can be purchased online here or will available on the door (contactless payments only please, we are not taking cash this season).  A small processing fee will be applied to all tickets.

Please note that doors open at 7pm but the film will start at 7.30pm.  All seating is unreserved so grab a seat wherever you like. Parking is free after 6pm for all Odeon cinema-goers but you MUST display a voucher obtained from the Odeon lobby.

Film Club

There wil be a film club discussion (with refreshments provided) after this film. Please just linger in the upstairs lobby outside of screen 2 and we will hopefully find seating for us all to sit down and chat about the movie. Don't be shy, you can sit and listen or contribute as much as you like. Brian Madden will facilitate.


  • Core Season Guest Ticket

    Please buy the appropriate ticket for your category. Guest tickets £6 Under 25's £3

    From £3.00 to £6.00
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    • £6.00
      +£0.15 service fee
    • £3.00
      +£0.08 service fee



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