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by Michela Occhipinti


Verida is a modern girl. She works in a beauty salon, is addicted to social media and hangs out with her friends. Still, she is engaged to be married to a man chosen by her family, and like many girls her age, she is forced to gain a substantial amount of weight in a tradition called gavage, because in Mauritania having a voluptuous body is considered a sign of great beauty, charm, wealth and social status. The wedding is fast approaching and meal after meal Verida will end up challenging everything she always thought was normal, her loved ones, her life and not least her own body.

international title: Flesh Out
original title: Il corpo della sposa
country: Italy
sales agent: Films Boutique
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Michela Occhipinti
film run: 95'
release date: IT 4/05/2019, FR 4/09/2019
screenplay: Simona Coppini, Michela Occhipinti
cast: Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche, Amal Saad Bouh Oumar, Aichetou Abdallahi Najim, Sidi Mohamed Chinghaly
cinematography by: Daria D'Antonio
film editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
music: Alex Braga
producer: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
production: Vivo Film, RAI Cinema
backing: MiBAC (IT), Regione Lazio (IT), Creative Europe MEDIA
distributor: Lucky Red, KMBO

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