Flesh Out

Drama
| 94 min
Arabic
| German

A young woman in Mauritania, is forced to gain weight to meet traditional beauty standards before her upcoming wedding. Three months to go before Verida is due to marry. According to a Mauritanian tradition, she is supposed to gain weight to please her husband. The more Verida gains weight, the more she suffers and begins to turn in on herself. "FLESH OUT is a soulful, sensitively made film. The film sensitively portrays the sensibilities of a protagonist living between the dutiful traditions and less restrictive social patterns of an increasingly globalized society, and paints a sensitive portrait of a woman who becomes aware of a misogynistic conditioning disguised as cultural convention." (Variety)