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First film - Completed 2019

According to Mauritanian traditions Verida must gain substantial weight before her wedding. Will she manage?

& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2019
Thessaloniki IFF 2019
Film Market Films
Ventana Sur 2019
European Screenings
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michela OCCHIPINTI
    • Synopsis
    • 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 a man chosen by her family. Like many girls her age, she is under pressure to gain a substantial amount of weight in a tradition called gavage, in order to reach the voluptuous body considered in Mauritania a sign of great beauty, charm, wealth and social status. The wedding is fast approaching and meal after meal Verida is starting to challenge everything she always thought was normal: her loved ones, her way of life, and not least, her own body.