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Winner
Verona Film Club Award
Venice Film Festival
A timeless magical realist fable with a contemporary feminist message.

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SCALES is a visually stunning feminist parable set in a dystopian landscape. It follows the story of a strong-willed young girl, Hayat, whose poor fishing village is governed by a dark tradition: every family must give one daughter to the mermaid-like sea creatures who inhabit the waters to ensure the village can continue their fishing expeditions. When Hayat’s father refuses, the girl becomes a pariah, considered a curse by the village and urged to sacrifice herself - but Hayat has her own ideas about her destiny.
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Genre
Drama, Mystery, Fantasy, Women and Film
Runtime
75
Language
Arabic
Director
Shahad Ameen
Writer(s)
Shahad Ameen
Cast
Ashraf Barhoum, Yagoub AlFarhan, Fatima Al Taei, Haifa AlAgha, Hafssa Faisal, Abdulaziz Shtian, Basima Hajjar
Awards:
Winner, Verona Film Club Award, Venice Film Festival

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