Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts having his back tattooed by one of the world’s most sulfurous contemporary artists. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom. With drama and satire, writer-director Kaouther Ben Hania (Beauty and the Dogs) depicts a “Faustian pact between the privileged and the damned,” and her excellent cast includes Yahya Mahayni, Koen De Bouw and Monica Bellucci. In French and Arabic with English subtitles. Director Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia 2020) 104 min.