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German Film Series: Fremde Haut

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Fremde Haut
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Loew 101


Fremde Haut (Unveiled)
2005, dir. by Angelina Maccarone
97 min., English subtitles

The educated Fariba Tabrizi flies from Teheran to Germany expecting to have asylum, since she is persecuted in Iran due to her lesbian relationship with her beloved Shirin. However, her application is denied by the authorities and Fariba has to return to her home country. When her recent acquaintance Siamak, who is grieving the death of his brother, commits suicide, Fariba assumes his identity and status of political refugee and is sent to a refugee camp in a German village. Fariba finds an illegal work in a cabbage factory and she has many difficulties for not having bath with the other male workers. She becomes close to her colleague Anne and they fall in love for each other. However, prejudice and her illegal condition jeopardize her exile in Germany. (IMDb)

Sponsored by: Department of Germanics

*Screenings are available to UW students, faculty, and staff.