SHAHAD AMEEN | SAUDI ARABIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, IRAQ | 2021 | 75 MIN | NR | ARABIC
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.
Cast: Ashraf Barhoum, Yagoub AlFarhan, Fatima Al Taei ,Haifa AlAgha, Hafssa Faisal, Abdulaziz Shtian, Basima Hajjar
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