Παρασκευή, Μαΐου 04, 2007

Unveiled - Ξένο Δέρμα


Ιρανή - Λεσβία - Ζητά πολιτικό άσυλο στην Γερμανία. Ακούγεται σαν τα τρια κακά της μοίρας μου αλλά η πραγματικότητα ξεπερνάει την φαντασία.


Την ταινία είχα την ευκαρία να την δώ στο 46ο Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Θεσσαλονίκης
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μπορείτε να διαβάσετε για την ταινία που ήταν εκτός συναγωνισμού ενώ στο ακόλουθο άρθρο του περιοδικού Off Our Backs θα διαβάσετε μια κριτική για το έργο

Henderson, Behi ‘New International Films Directed by Women’ Off Our Backs 2006, 36.3: 90-91


After it is discovered that a young woman in Iran has been in a lesbian relationship with a married woman, she escapes to Germany to find political asylum. Her application is rejected and she faces deportation until she finds a way to stay by taking the identity of another Iranian (a male detainee) who has committed suicide. In order to earn money for bribes for her forged documents, Fariba takes a job at a sauerkraut factory. It is there that she meets Anne—a very caring German woman—who wants to be close to Fariba because she finds "him" to be a gentleman.


Inspired cinematography and remarkable performances combine to tell a captivating story that reveals the struggles of refugees, the pain of loneliness, the dilemmas of gender, and the power of love. The concept of Fariba being "unveiled" works twofold. In Iran, she was forced to cover her hair and her extemal appearance. In Germany her disguise as a man, however, prevents her from revealing her own essence of being, and proves to be at times unbearable. The boys at the factory taunt Fariba for not wanting to take a shower with them. She has to go to the bathroom at very specific times and constantlyfears that someone will walk in on her. When Anne shows a keen interest in Fariba, the jealousyand hostility of the other men at the factory escalate.


Maccarone works some incredibly touching scenes into the movie that pairs the tension of Fariba's false identity with lighter moments of sentimental life encounters. In a dinner scene at Anne's house, Fariba suddenly finds out that she's gotten her period. With great fear that she'll be discovered, she swiftly reaches for Tampax in the bathroom. Suddenly, Anne's child walks in and asks why "he" would need a tampon. Completely shaken, Fariba quickly devises the excuse that she was going to make submarines out of them and float them in the bathtub for the child.


Though there are many humorous and sentimental moments contained in "Unveiled," Fariba's luck eventually runs out and she leams that she would soon be deported. Having no one to help her, she is forced to reveal her true identity and turn to Anne for help.

This deeply moving and intimate yet universally appealing film will be remembered long after the credits roll. Director Angelina Maccarone was the winner of 1998 Outfest Audience Awardforherfihn "Every Thing Will Be Fine."


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1 σχόλιο:

Jo είπε...

Είχα αρκετές ενστάσεις για το πρόγραμμα του πανοράματος και για το αν θα μπορούσαν να προβάλουν άλλες ή περισσότερες ταινίες. Αυτή η ταινία όμως είναι ότι πιο υπέροχο είδα στο φεστιβάλ εκείνο. Δεν επιτρέπεται να τη χάσει κανείς και καμία.