The second sequence sees the man pursuing her, his intentions unclear. From then on Mariam’s defiant pursuit of justice rapidly becomes a Kafka-esque nightmare. Tautly plotted, this has a pace and tension that fuels a growing sense of outrage at the systemic corruption she encounters.
Boldly told in nine ‘one-shot’ chapters, Beauty and the Dogs has echoes of The Death of Mr. Lazarescu as it takes a razorblade to misogyny and institutional cold-heartedness.
“utterly compelling” Screen International
Winner Youth Jury Award Valladolid International Film Festival 2017