‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’ considers the nature of art

‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’ considers the nature of art

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We’re 88Nine’s Justin Barney and Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly. We’re buds, we like cinema — we’re Cinebuds.

“The Man Who Sold His Skin” for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars this Sunday. It’s a movie about a Syrian refugee who cannot travel through Europe because of his refugee status, and a controversial artist who is looking to make a statement. The artist tattoos a giant visa on the back of the refugee, which gives him right to travel as a commodity to exhibitions in the places he otherwise could not go. 

“The Man Who Sold His Skin”

It’s certainly a film that’s trying to say a lot. Sometimes it does. I argue that sometimes it doesn’t come through on the claims that it makes. One thing we did conclude is that it is incredibly shot and a wonder to look at. Either way, it gave us a lot to flesh out, about access, geo-politics, and the nature of Art. 

This week, instead of talking about what else we have been watching, me and Kpolly catch up on what we have been reading, which was a real joy as well.

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